Monday, June 28, 2010

Bingo for Children

Sometimes the best lens ideas are right under your nose!   Our grandchildren totally enjoyed Zingo when they were little and our family always plays Bingo at reunions -- so why not?

It's much easier to write about the things we know best. Just take an hour and look at your calendar, your house, and see what projects you have enjoyed, what products you use. What is your favorite Halloween memory?   Family party?   Christmas joy?

Bingo for Kids

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Spotted Squids and How to Be One

Are you a spotted Squid?   Do you want to be spotted on line?  Where do you want to be spotted?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Your blog?

Join QueSea in his Spotted Squids  and be sure to join the facebook group - there are tons of places in the discussion area on facebook Spotted Squids to place your links - what a super idea for a community!  And super fun!

Thank you, QueSea, for providing these super spots to promote ourselves and to see what our friends are doing on line!

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Sidebar Widgets

Have you tried the new sidebar widgets yet?   I am adding the new widgets to my lenses - 3-5 every day, and I am amazed at how much color and fun I can add to a lens this way!  And sales possibilities too!

Right now we can add Amazon products, featured lenses and a squid cast.  You can only use 3 total per lens.  

This is an easy way to update your lenses, too!  

Friday, March 12, 2010

Are You Ready for the Future?

This is a powerful video.  Any of us who are on Squidoo today, marketing, blogging - need to pay attention!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Squidoo Facebook Pages - Part 2

Do you manage a group at Squidoo?

Yesterday I created South Carolina Friends and Neighbors on Facebook.

Those of us who are South Carolina lensmasters will post our lenses about South Carolina towns, tourist attractions, people or other SC items of interest there.

Why? Because Facebook is quickly becoming a huge "search engine". Just think about it. Someone on Facebook is planning a vacation to South Carolina - and just for fun, they type "South Carolina" in the search box. And they find us and all our lenses.


Someone new to facebook wants to find others from South Carolina -- and they find us, too.

Don't miss this opportunity to give your group's lenses some extra exposure. And come see us!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Squidoo Facebook Pages

I joined Rocket Moms this session to learn more about Facebook pages. If you have created a Facebook page, do let me know. I want to favorite all of your pages on my page which is Expressions of Life Through Squidoo

Bonnie is also teaching us the importance of creating niche pages, so I created Sassy Senior Solutions. I think that page will be fun and I am learning how to find traffic for it too!

Every venue we explore and use increases our traffic to our lenses if we learn to use it well. I do believe that. Facebook pages give us more exposure. In fact, this morning, I have visited at least 3 lenses I would not have seen had it not been for Facebook pages. Don't miss this super way to promote your work and add some excitement to your Facebook experience!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Social Media Revolution

If you have not seen this video, stop and look now! On Squidoo, we are a bit ahead of the curve if we are already using twitter and facebook -- and if you are not, you should be! Watch this video once or twice! And jump on the bandwagon! It's happening now!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Buy Star Wars Books

As I searched for keywords for Stars Wars, I realized that the Star Wars books had not been overworked, and might well be a nice addition to my new Star Wars niche. I used books for all ages, but focused on books for children.

Another little trick to remember -- and this happened to me -- if someone already has the squidoo url for your topic, you can add the word "buy" to the beginning of the key word phrase, thus the title for this one is Buy Star Wars Books.

Have you found a super little niche yet?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Star Wars Clothing

Our grandson had a Star Wars Christmas this year! I took a clue from him and I am creating a series of lenses from Star Wars products. I am searching for key words for Star Wars that rank well. The market is totally saturated in some areas. When you are looking for a new niche, look for markets that have room for you in the less popular areas. I search for at least 4000 visitors weekly with little competition. That assures me of regular visitors, not a million visitors, but enough to keep my little site active.

You are invited to visit Star Wars Clothing to see an example.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have you met Seth Godin?

Seth Godin launched Squidoo in 2006 -- that's why you are able to make all those beautiful lenses!

Seth is also the author of Business books! Have you read them all?
"Seth makes sense" - has become my motto as I continue to learn from Seth's blog every day and read his books! If you are feeling lost in this huge internet marketing world, do study Seth.

Start with Tribes --

Friday, December 18, 2009

Squidoo Step by Step

Squidoo Step-by-Step is the guidebook to answer all your Squidoo questions -- have you seen it yet? Published by a group of successful lensmasters, this guidebook includes all the details -- how to create, market, and get traffic to your lens!

Take a look at Squidoo Step By Step right now! Download your copy! Enjoy!

PS Think you know everything already? There is always something new to learn at Squidoo! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You, Squidoo Event Log

My friend, Michey, at Squidoo Event Log provided a big boost to my new Squidjoan business today. Thank you, Michey!

If you want to know more about how I am creating lenses for creators at Zazzle, do visit my Squidjoan lens for all the details. I am excited about all this. I believe I can help Zazzlers sell their beautiful unique products and am anxious to create some gorgeous lenses showing off the Zazzle and Etsy products!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Party Line Dances

You can learn to line dance -- all you need are the basic steps. And at the next party or wedding you attend, you can be on the dance floor having fun, instead of sitting and watching!

PS -- if you have not yet made a video lens, today is a good day to try. I simply took a subject that I love - line dancing - and found a few basic line dance videos -- and voila', a new lens! Have some fun with your lens creations!

Easy Line Dances

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Optimist Club of Rock Hill, South Carolina

The Optimist Club of Rock Hill is a small but enthusiastic group of folks working to make a difference to the children in our area.

For the past 8 years, my husband, Whitey Adams, has been directing their golf tournament every spring. We have watched these people work very hard to make a successful event happen again and again. They certainly all have our deep respect and admiration.

This is the first of a series of lenses about my home town. If you have not made a home town lens yet, now is the time to start. Look around you at all the businesses and volunteer groups that could really use your skills.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Come Join us on Giant Squid Open Mike
. This show will focus on the new challenge. Today at 4:00 Eastern Standard Time. October 5, 2009!

here is how it works.....

a little before 4 this afternoon, Monday, October 5 you will go to the website and find the chat room -- usually just by scrolling down...sometimes you need to click a "chat here" button..

If you want to call in during the show, ask a question or make a comment, just dial on your telephone (347) 857-3934 anytime during the show....... You will be instructed to press 1 (one) on your telephone keypad, and that will let Kate know you are ready to be introduced. She will introduce you soon as she can, and bring you on the call. (turn down the vol on your computer or you will have an echo on the phone -- there is a slight lag time)

The chat room operates like any other chat and it's always fun and interesting out there. Chef Keem will likely be there, Ron Pass, Mimi, and other folks you will quickly recognize.

After the show, Kate makes a podcast, so that people can download to their ipods free. and she will also have it on her blog or a lens for folks to listen on the webpage..

The show is casual and fun. we are chatting -- it's just that it is being recorded for posterity and being listened to at the moment by a bunch of

more questions? just let me's fun, it's a very fast

PS if you have trouble finding the chat, refresh the page! the chat does not show up until the show begins.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pendleton Honors Squidoo and Ohme!

Are you busily making lenses about your community? You should be! Ohme aka my sister, Nancy, has over 30 lenses about her town -- population about 3000.

Can you do the same? Tell us all about your town, the flowers, the weather, the local heroes, the merchants, the volunteer organizations. We want to know about your community!

Pendleton Honors Squidoo and Ohme!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pendleton Honors Squidoo and Ohme!

The town of Pendleton recently honored lensmaster Ohme - naming September 8, 2009 as Nancy Hellams Queen of Squidoo Day - in honor of her 30 lenses about the town she loves so dearly! Congratulations, Nancy!

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Bingo Games for Kids

Children love Bingo! Bingo is great for community fairs, school events and even family reunions! Play Bingo with your children! Have fun!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Roaring Gap, North Carolina 28668

Very nice condo for rent or sale in Roaring Gap, NC. Lots of photos and a super video of the Great Smoky Mountains! Come rest a while in the mountains of North Carolina. It does heal the soul.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jimmy Durante Songs

Come Sing along with Jimmy Durante! Sure to bring back memories -- if you are old enough to remember this super entertainer.

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