I recently came across a website called Squidoo. Being the early adopter I am (I was also tempted by it’s curious name), I decided to give it a whirl.
So what is it? It’s actually a bit hard to define. Perhaps it’s something in between a blog, a portal and a personal website. It’s basically a page (called a lens in Squidoo-speak) you set up that contains links about a particular subject you care about – whether that’s Tea or anything else. Here’s what Squidoo says it is:
“A lens is one person’s view on a topic that matters to her. It’s an easy-to-build, single web page that can point to blogs, favorite links, RSS feeds, Flickr photos, Google maps, eBay auctions, CafePress designs, Amazon books or music, and thousands of products from hundreds of other trusted merchants. You can pick whatever content you want to put in your lens to bring context to your topic. Then, when someone is looking for recommended information, fast, your lens gets his started and sends him off in the right direction. It’s a place to start, not finish. Build one lens, build a hundred. It’s fast, fun, and free. (And you could earn a royalty–for you or for charity).”
Try it out. It’s fun, addictive, and a great way to showcase something you truly care about.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am in no way affiliated with Squidoo (although I am a subscriber) and they have not paid me for this post!
Check out my Squidoo lens – All About Tea.
Join Squidoo here.
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