By in Writing

My Current Plan for my Squidoo Lenses

As I look at the list of my lenses, I have been better able to evaluate them objectively. This is necessary in order to decide their fate. They basically fall into these niches:

  1. Personal experiences on parenting and bereavement that might be of interest to others who are encountering similar experiences.

  2. Lenses written to promote Zazzle products

  3. Lenses written as RocketMoms assignments I had little interest in.

  4. Modified lensographies and angel blessing lenses

  5. Lenses about local events and my local area

  6. Lenses with a Christian message

  7. Quizzes

  8. Lenses about education, books, and reading

  9. Lenses about gardening, plants, and nature

  10. Lenses with political viewpoints or overtones

  11. Recipes

  12. Travel and Tourist Attractions

I think I will be fortunate to find thirty of my 156 featured lenses which are good candidates for HubPages with some editing. The rest will have to be deleted, combined, or edited for use on my various blogs and a website about my local area I've pretty much neglected since I joined Squidoo and HubPages. Some I may try on and if they aren't getting enough traffic, I may move them to a blog, since I wouldn't be losing anything by that.

My priorities will be making sure I have usable copies of everything I may want to use, and then deleting what I don't want to transfer to HubPages from Squidoo. Since I'm getting a payout this month and I know I won't meet the threshold again, there's no point in letting Sqidoo earn any more from lenses I don't want to transfer. After copying and deleting, I will edit and refine what's left for the transfer to HubPages.

Meanwhile, I had no time to write or edit today except one hour between medical appointments, both of which had long waits. The first was for me and the second for my husband. He wasn't feeling good enough to drive.

I hope tomorrow will give me more writing time. I think I'll probably have to play taxi driver again, but nor for so long a time.

The photo was taken at the medical center where my husband had his appointment this afternoon. I love their garden. It's the best thing about the building.

Pictures and content are original and may not be used without permission, B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved

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MegL wrote on August 19, 2014, 1:50 AM

With a tablet, or small laptop, you could write while waiting at the medical appointments.

suffolkjason wrote on August 19, 2014, 4:05 AM

Sounds like a good plan. The vast majority of my lenses (I only have 18) are quite poor so i'm just going to see what Hubpages makes of them and react accordingly.

sconstantino wrote on August 19, 2014, 11:27 AM

Have you heard of Pukitz? It's a fairly new site, but it may have a better platform for your articles, and it is a great opportunity to get some passive income. :)

Ellis wrote on August 19, 2014, 12:02 PM

Nice picture..hope you get your medical stuff taken care of soon...

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 12:03 PM

Not me. I have enough trouble typing on a full-size keyboard.

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 12:10 PM

I actually do have some that will convert pretty well once I remove the no-no's and replace my "call-out" boxes and replace them with qhote boxes edited on Quozio or Shareasimage or Picmonkey. My first lenses, written before Squidoo encouraged me to start monetizing, were content heavy. Unfortunately, my only first tier lens, canot be a hub, since it's almost all Zazzle products and has made over $500 during its life, even though Zazzle sales don't enter into that figure. I will probably publish it myself, though without the Google income, it won't make much for me, since I don't have adds on my blogs.

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 12:11 PM

No, I haven't heard of it. Why would it be better than self-hosting? I'd kind of like to keep things under my own roof unless it's really worth while to do otherwise.

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 12:24 PM

It's nothing big, just appointments made for follow-up for old conditions, but made before Squidoo threw this last curve ball.

Brenda wrote on August 19, 2014, 4:33 PM

Lovely flower gardens. I know nothing about Squido or hub. I have all I can do with two writing sites and I find it hard to have time to do this second one. But I am getting there.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on August 19, 2014, 7:03 PM

You've got a chore ahead of you with 156 lenses. I only had 9, and Squidoo just recently locked 3 of them. Not much decision making there.

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 7:58 PM

It's a peaceful scene to prepare one for the possible trauma inflicted by the medical practitioners inside the building.

BarbRad wrote on August 19, 2014, 8:06 PM

I'm currently copying everything as web archives and deleting what I don't want to transfer. I Have 143 featured left, and I'll only be keeping about 30 to transfer. I have to finish editing those thirty while I can. I have to copy some parts, like certain reviews inside Amazon widgets in the side bar by opening in edit and copying the text from the forms. Keeps me busy and out of trouble.

sconstantino wrote on August 20, 2014, 1:09 PM

You keep all rights to your work, and you can take it down at any time. And you get paid per article written, not per view, so income is guaranteed.

JanetJenson wrote on August 22, 2014, 12:31 PM

It is a lovely garden. It seems a lot has been going on in my short absence. You have been quite busy.

BarbRad wrote on August 22, 2014, 4:35 PM

I'll keep it in mind. Still not sure I want to go that direction.

BarbRad wrote on August 22, 2014, 4:37 PM

That's not my garden. It's a professionally kept garden at the medical center where I had to go with Kosta Monday afternoon and where my toe doctor has an office.

JanetJenson wrote on August 23, 2014, 2:26 AM

Yes, barbrad I did notice that in your last paragraph, but it is still a bright spot in what seems like an otherwise uncomfortable place.