Squidoo success isn’t entirely based on creating awesome lenses, though that will certainly take you far. No, the real trick to success on Squidoo is interacting with other lensmasters.
Sometimes it’s hard to see Squidoo as a social network because it seems more like a webpage host. Unlike most blog sites, however, it has a thriving community of Squids, or lensmasters, who love to check out other people’s lenses. They won’t know you exist, though, unless you get out there and do a little mingling. Not sure how to do that? Here are some ideas.
- Hit the SquidU forums. You’ll meet a lot of likeminded folks and can get all your questions answered.
- Comment on lenses. Every day, I take a few minutes to browse through lenses and find a few to comment on. Often, those lensmasters will comment on my lenses and it becomes more of a conversation. I’ve met some amazing people this way!
- Squidlike someone. Hit the like button on a lens you appreciate and let the lensmaster know you like the lens.
- Check out other venues. Many lensmasters have blogs or websites or Facebook pages where you can go learn more about them. Do it!
- Congratulate someone. Head to a great lensmaster’s bio page and leave them a note letting them know you think they rock.
- Share a lens. Tweet, Pin or zap a great lens out on Facebook and let the world know about a lens you love.
Most of these actions will score you points, which is nice, but you will reap the benefits in friendships, as well.