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From a Squidoo Nobody to a Squidoo Somebody

Posted on Dec 22 2007

Susan52 wrote a great post the other day about what it means to be a ‘Squidoo Nobody’. No bio, and you don’t let other people contact you.

And she’s very right!

Both easy to fix, in less than 3 minutes.

You can read more good posts at her blog, and here is what she says about becoming a Squidoo sombody:

1. You’re a Squidoo nobody if you don’t have a Squidoo bio. It’s simple enough to set up a default bio on your profile or from any of your lenses, so there’s no excuse for active lensmasters to publish a lens with the default, “This is my bio. I’ll edit it later.” No, no, no. Take a minute and edit it now. Take credit for your work. Establish some credibility for yourself as you begin to establish your reputation within the Squidoo community. You can update your default bio any time or provide a more lens-specific bio for any single lens as you prefer. Including a picture is highly recommended, but even an interesting avatar is better than the default orange mugshot of nobody. It’s no fun to be a nobody, so to become a Squidoo somebody start with a brief bio and add a picture, something that other lensmasters will recognize at a glance as they get to know you and your lenses on Squidoo.

2. You may be a Squidoo nobody if you don’t allow other lensmasters to contact you. Who knows when someone will take an interest in one of your lenses and want to send you a personal comment. Maybe your long-lost, wealthy great-uncle will recognize you as the family member he’s been trying to contact. Maybe someone will like your work well enough to offer you the propo$ition you’ve been waiting for. If you need to enable your “allow contact” option, go to the “My Profile” tab on your dashboard. You’ll find the option with the e-mail preferences. While you’re there, be sure you’re signed up to receive the daily and weekly newsletters from Squidoo, which will help you keep up with the other Squidoo somebodies and their lenses.

If you don’t have a bio, and don’t have your contact button turned on… fix it now!

Lewis 🙂

P.S. Susan has some great lenses here.

Lewis Smile

Lewis Smile is a Writer, Blogger, Web Geek, and very much a daydreamer. He helps people for a living, and works online. See the Contact Info page to say hi. Find out more about him here.

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  1. Susan52 says:

    Wow, Lewis! Thank you so much for the kind words. Now I really do feel like a Squidoo Somebody!

  2. David says:

    Hi Lewis, I just found your blog through Squidoo, actually through your marketing group on squidoo. I am very glad I did 🙂

    This post really rings a bell. I go past lens where there is no Guest book or they require approval and are never approved. Geeez.

    Well I need to get back to learning. Thanks for providing this site.


  3. pacwp says:

    Loved the infomration and it made me so curious that I hopped over to susan52 blog’s. Thanks Guys for all your hard work.

    Thought you might like to peek at my squidoo.

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