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Squidoo is Fun, Try it!

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series SQUIDOO This

Learning Squidoo

Squidoo is fun. For the past two months, I’ve been learning to Squidoo. Squidoo is that combination of publishing platform and online community that sprang from the mind of Seth Godin. I’m here to tell you it’s fun. I’ve had a blast.

Why I enjoy Squidoo

Creating a good Squidoo article means that it is informative, it has multimedia components and is written to engage the reader and offer potential interaction. So when I create an article–or lens in Squidoo terminology–I can add audio, video, links, polls and quizzes. I can even pose questions for the readers with a place to sound-off.

A lens has its own topography depending on the subject and its broadness or narrowness. For me Squidoo’s become a giant bucket where I pour all the writings that don’t fit easily into my other publishing avenues. The fact that I can mine a subject and turn it into a series makes it even more satisfying.

The Squidoo online community offers great help

The Squidoo community is another factor I can’t dismiss. Without the great people who participate daily and offer advice and information, I’d still be trying to navigate my way. Yes, there’s a learning curve. But it’s not overwhelming and there are many outstretched hands from those who take it as a mission to help new lensmasters learn to master Squidoo.

Try Squidoo and see for yourself

If you’d like to get an idea of what I’m talking about, check out the lensographies provided below. They capture the various subjects Ive been tapping. Naturally, my favorites are the ones I’ve written about my dogs–all six of them. Each one has his or her own story told. Don’t forget to come back and share your own experiences with Squidoo. I’d love to hear from you.



The main index threaded by topic is  Vikk Simmons on Squidoo.

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