If you’re a regular reader of this blog you probably know by now that I make a bit of extra money every month by writing lenses for Squidoo.Com. What I’m making is not a living wage, but it is appreciated – very much so! Squidoo was originally created to have a venue for donations to charity, and many “lensmasters” (as we are called) are able to donate 100% of their earnings to whatever charities they like most. Others are actually earning enough to call this a great part-time job!
This last week there was a new type of Squidoo lens introduced: Twttrlists. A Twttrlist imports tweets on a chosen topic into a Squidoo web page (known as a lens). Of course, I wanted to choose writing as my topic… and so I created Great Writing Resources, Tips, Twitters & Inspirations. On that lens I featured lots of lenses written by other lensmasters, and they are all focused on various aspects of writing.
Two days ago I found out this was #1 on the Top 100 Twttrlists list. Today I was dethroned by a Kris Allen lens – but that’s okay – the Kris lens was done by a friend of mine, so I was happy about that too.
Today I discovered that there’s a contest going on for the next week. Squidoo Headquarters will give a free Kindle to whoever makes the 1000th Twttrlist lens. They’ll also give one to whoever makes the 2000th, 3000th, 4000th, and 5000th… the only catch being that this all has to be done within a week. The contest ends on June 5th, or whenever we hit 5000 TwttrLists, whichever comes first.
So, if you’d like to join Squidoo and participate in the great rush to build 5000 lenses (and possibly win a Kindle) please join, join, join! Also, if you do, please let me know (if you’re a writer or aspiring writer) so that I can feature you on my writing lens. Squidoo is a great place to write about writing, and to promote books.