I've become re-enthused about Squidoo after taking a break from making new lenses for most of this year. I was slightly burned out and needed something new to do. . . so I worked on my personal websites and got that work organized, time-wise, and under control. Feels so much better that way!
Now I'm back to my lens building activities. Older, wiser, and hopefully better prepared to make successful and worthy lenses! In the past few days I've made eight of them. The first one to come to mind is about making homemade castile soap. My significant other, dear partner Bob, wanted me to find the instructions so we can make some. And what better to do when you're researching something than to put all the results on a Squidoo lens. Wow. Now I know so much about soapmaking - both bar soaps and liquid castile soap. The main different there is the type of lye used... and the process of course.
I have a separate Squidoo account for writing about the Baha'i Faith. I'm sort of an on-the-fence Baha'i. I thought I quit the Faith ten years ago but a few weeks back I got a phone call from a woman who told me I'm still officially a member. They didn't accept my resignation! So anyhow, I do love to write about Baha'i as I was an active member 30 years and now an inactive member another 11 years. I know a lot about this religion!! To say the least!! So a couple days ago I wrote a lens about the Baha'i Greatest Name - Allah-u-Abha - and what it means.
Awesome cool. IMO
Then today I woke up early and was inspired to write about morning prayers. In particiular, the Baha'i morning prayers from our prayerbook. Along the way I said some prayers and found some new Baha'i songs on YouTube videos. Anyhow, I plan to create a lot more Baha'i lenses because the only other person making lenses for the Baha'i area is a woman who has no roots in the faith, and she's making very off-topic lenses about Christmas and Valentines Day - both of which are not holidays Baha'is even celebrate. Eeek. So I need to represent Baha'i more on Squidoo since I am one.
Next. . . I made a lens for my Geniyyah Squidoo account which is more woo-woo type spirituality. This lens is just to define spirituality. I thought that getting my definition of spirituality right might help me along my spiritual path. Thing is, it seems like everyone defines spirituality differently, and I had fun watching a lot of videos of people trying to define spirituality. I posted those on the lens. My personal definition is that spirituality is best demonstrated via creativity. I'm sort of an "Artists Way" kind of spiritual believer.
Gosh, there's more!
The next to come to mind is my new lenses about Christmas. OMG I think I'll just leave this for another posting. This one is getting so long. I do wish that Blogger.Com had a wordcount meter on the new-post page. That would be so helpful. Well, more later!