I've been working my butt off and networking like crazy and my lens rankings are getting better, but my top three are getting worse, so it is more or less evening out. I also worked really hard on my Top Ten Heroine Suspense Movies for this week's RocketSquids challenge and our computer ran out of juice late Saturday night because our power cord had apparently stopped working. Sunday night I created as much of my lens on Squidoo as I could using my iphone as I could, but it is tough to do it that way and my phone wouldn't let me do everything I can when using the computer. Monday morning we had a doctor's appointment for my little boy, then went and got a power cord. I was an hour late submitting my lens. However, I left a comment on the Rocketsquids Top 10 Lens Challenge lens and the lensmaster kab added my lens to the list, which I really appreciated. There were so many lenses included for this challenge, which is great, but mine is not getting a lot of views from being so low on the list. Better luck next time I suppose.
I also completed a squid quest on the 28th that was to write about a toy. I came up with the idea to write about the Skip It Toy. It was a quest I was so excited to do and when you completed the quest you were to get 250 points, I think it was, and also have the chance of getting a purple star, which are given to exceptional lenses and really help you to get recognition. Well, today the quest has disappeared, as the the due date was yesterday, and still no points and don't know who was awarded the purple star.
Upon visiting my blog I also find that I still don't have any followers. I'm hoping I just need to work on being more patient and that good things will come with time. I keep reading about how to do better, get more traffic, and all these other great tips and I try to apply them, but I'm not seeing results right now. It makes it tough, especially when my hubby doesn't really get why it is so important to me. Although, he has been very supportive when I take the time to publish my lenses, which for me can be quite a process, and wanted to get the power cord ASAP, so I could finish my challenge. Besides all that, in the all too real world, my little boy has been having problems with his ears, was sick with strep and a chest infection this last week, and has been cranky because of it. Our vacuum also stopped working and the place we were last renting from is holding part of our rent. It has just been one of those weeks and I really could use some good news. Just gotta look towards this week with hope that will go better. I'm off to get breakfast with my baby boy - I know that will help us both feel a little better! :)
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Sunday, July 08, 2012
I Like to Spoon - the title of my last lens! Did I mean to put that? Yes, it was a "play on words" so to speak and I wanted to catch people's attention. Hopefully it worked! This was written to complete a quest using the new "Do the Polka" theme - it has pastel colored polka dots and is really fun. I received 200 points for completing it and I might get featured in an HQ lens - we will see. You learn a lot more about me, as I write more lenses and I gave away my identity in this lens!!!! Not sure if I like it or if I am warming up to the idea of sharing my secret life with family and friends. Whenever I decide to reveal my true identity to those that are closest to me you will have the first notice and inside on how it all goes. I try to be funny in this lens and hope others share my humor. I talk about being a spoon collector, which I have to admit is kind of geeky, but I like being different. What is geeky really anyway? Definition one, according to Google: An unfashionable or socially inept person. And number two: A person with an eccentric devotion to a particular interest. I'm going to go with the later in this case. Either way, I don't really care, all I know is I like doing it and it brings back so many good memories for me, as I started collecting them while on a family vacation. I don't know if it because it is summer or because I am missing my family so far away that this subject seems to be on my mind a lot. I actually featured my Summer Trips Driving as a Family lens as well as a lens I read that originally inspired me to write about my spoon collecting. (Check out this lensmaster's stuff: Scarlettohairy) I actually have another lens on this topic already in the works, so stay tuned!
Thursday, July 05, 2012
UPDATE: The article was not only accepted, but mentioned and number three on the list of articles submitted! I didn't realize I had gotten featured until people started leaving me comments. I still wonder how they decide to put that list in order on RocketSquids - maybe it is the order that they are received because I put that one in pretty early. Here it is in all it's glory. lol:
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
|iphone screen shot of RocketSquids Summer Travel Lenses|
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Well, the last couple days I have just been editing and revising my lenses, which I'm sure I will periodically do throughout the future, as I learn new things. The main thing I've been working on is making sure that all my lenses have right around 20-30 tags. A tag is a word that people use to find your lens. It seems my ranking has gotten better since I've done this, but I have read on some lenses not to have more than that general number of tags. I've also been changing some of the words, as they were not quite as good as others I could have chosen. I also received a message from another lensmaster saying they could not read the fantasy font I had on my Dragons More Reality Than Myth lens. I really appreciated the heads up on that! I was worried that not everyone could see that font on their computer depending on the type of computer or web browser they are using. Thus, I changed it to Times New roman, hoping that will correct the problem. That is one change I would like to see happen on Squidoo; more ability to format the page and font. Right now you can't change the font at all except using HTML and there are different themes for your page, but that is about it when it comes for format changes. I wonder why it is so limited in that aspect? I also spruced up the Save Big On Large Appliances At Sears page that I created for the upcoming 4th of July sales event that Sears has. I finally added up all the purchases we made at Sears and found out we actually saved more than I thought, which was great to add to my lens! I also have added a prediction module and will give credit on the lens to those who get the prediction correct. I will be updating that at every major sales event that I mention in the article. I found out about this module from the RocketSquids page and am very glad that I decided to join so far! If you see anything that needs to be changed on any of my lenses it would be great if you could send me a message letting me know, as I probably don't catch everything. It is still early, but happy upcoming Independence Day to you all and if you are shopping I hope you find some amazing deals!
PS: Updated, edited, and reformatted my blog today, what do you think?
PS: Updated, edited, and reformatted my blog today, what do you think?