If you have a Squidoo Lens, you know it is very different as a blog. It is not a blog.
Squidoo gives you the tools to make your own webpage within minutes, resulting in an attractive, functional and powerful page, which can get your message, point or ideas across to your audience, example, Webhosting Squidoo Lens.
It’s a vehicle in which you can deliver your pondering, self-written articles, thoughts, tutorials and whatever it is you wish to write. It is a platform from which you can categorise your interests, hobbies, favourites sites even your other online pursuits.
A blog, which is a term for “web log”, is a website in which the blogger makes entries called blog posts, generally listed in reverse-chronological order. As opposed to a static website, a blog is active because blog posts are made on a regular basis, earlier entries or post are archived. It has also been referred to, sort of, an online journal.
A Squidoo lens, however, is a single web page that made up of modules, by using those modules, you can create interactive web pages to engage with your readers. Those modules allow you to structure your lens on a particular topic, it is flexible, you can rearrange its display order as well.
* Poll module – you can survey your readers on various questions
* Duel Debate module – it allows your readers to debate a particular topic
* Quiz module – it enables your audience to test their knowledge on different subjects
* Prediction module – it gives your readers an opportunity to provide their predictions on a particular topic.
Generally several “modules” are needed but there’s a wide choice, advertising revenue is shared with Squidoo or you can give some/all to charity.
From what else I see, Squidoo has potential to go viral and quicker although it did get hit by Google a while back and still seems to be recovering, its worth doing both (Squidoo and blog).
Like any other website or blog, it needs promoting. I’ve found it reacts well to the usual stuff like articles, YouTube videos etc.
For the Links, you can directly point them to your affiliate sites (subject to some generous limits) or your own blog, or anywhere else you feel like.
If you do a search, you will find lots of free tutorials over the place, includes Squidoo itself, but do remember to double-check them out to make sure they’re up to date.
And be aware that they can – and do – change the rules so don’t rely on it as your primary site.