Kind of an odd name for a site, I know! You
can't imagine how many times I've had to explain the Squid and
to friends, family and coworkers. When the founders were creating that
site, they didn't ask me my opinion on that name. I might have
suggested something different!
So, I joined Squidoo on March 21, 2006, and have worked
many hours to earn a humble online income from my unique and
focused lenses. The royalties, for my many lenses, might not have been
enough to make me a millionaire, but the experience has been truly
priceless. I have learned so much that I never would have learned
in a traditional brick-and-mortar job.
I bring to the table a unique blend of traditional
marketing expertise, in the corporate world, blended with a strong
online marketing experience.
Through it all, I've established some meaningful
relationships with like-minded creative writing professionals. Now, I am sincerely
ready to find a new opportunity where somebody will truly appreciate all
my unique talents. I'd love to create something magical with a
group of inspirational peers.
In September 2007, I authored over 100 quality lenses to become a member of the
Giant Squids 100 Club. By January
2011, I had authored over 800 lenses. That's a lot of lenses which
I've worked to maintain with fresh content. In December 2012, I
began deleting my lenses from Squidoo. You see, I thrive on originality;
however, it came to pass that too many lensmasters began imitating my
content and to dilute the uniqueness of original lenses. My
lenses got artificially pushed down in lensrank. So, I opted for the
road not taken.
Five of my lenses have been featured as the
Lens of the Day. The first was in June 2006,
To Catch a Thief in Under 40 Days,
in March 2008,
Jaguar Julie Lensography, in July 2008,
Julia Nagy : My Grandmother, Namesake and Superhero,
in March 2011,
Stone, and in October 2012,
Miss Columbus Day.
I was voted the Squidoo Giant of the Year in the 2008 Giant Squid
Awards. And, my Stuffed Cabbage lens was voted the Best Cooking
Lens. It was also the #1 lens on Squidoo in April 2008 for 24
Oh, don't forget about all the purple stars which were first awarded in
April 2009. At the moment, my lenses wearing purple stars include
The Journal of the Traveling Squid,
Patio With Stone Pavers,
Eight Layer Salad,
Jaguar Julie Lensography of a Brand Ambassador,
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Distinguished Visitor,
Brussels Sprouts 5-Star Fabulous Recipes,
Morton's Neuroma : A Pain in the Foot,
Art of Angels,
Curry : Thai Style,
Nut Roll :
Traditional Hungarian Pastry,
Award-Winning Chili Recipe,
Thanks Each and Every Day,
Hungarian Spaetzle : Little Dumplings,
Lemur : An
You Sure Can Feel-um,
Starbucks vs. Dunkin' Donuts : Coffee Wars,
Pierogi : Ethnic Comfort Food That is Slightly Stuffed,
William-Adolphe Bouguereau Angel Art,
What is Basa,
Seed Roll : Traditional Hungarian Pastry,
Narcissus Poeticus: Lovely Daffodil, Julia Nagy :
Grandmother and Namesake,
Healthy Sandwich Recipes,
I Love Balsamic Vinegar : 8 Delicious Recipes,
Royal Haeger Pottery and Collectibles,
Reflex Blue : Beautiful Reflex Blue Designer Items.
Oh, I have deleted several of the purple star lenses.
Hungarian Style Squidoo
I'm proud of my Hungarian
heritage and have developed specific lens discussing aspects of the
Hungarian culture. Check them out:
Made in Hungary: Not Just Goulash!,
Gulyás Goulash: Hungarian Goulash,
Hungarian Gypsies aka Roma,
Nagy, the Hungarian Name,
Online Shopping on
Squidoo: Be sure to also check out my
online shopping pages on Squidoo! I am a Brand Ambassador for the
best brands around.
Important Message ... I don't think enough can be said about this.
"Be the best that YOU can be! Be authentic, original and unique.
Reach for the stars! Sparkle and shine. Don't be a CopyCat. Be the best that YOU
can be!" --JaguarJulie
If you happen upon somebody's creative page online, like maybe one of
my Squidoo lenses, and find you are so enthralled by the content ...
Please stop for a moment and think before you lift the copy, pictures,
and titles from other people's work.
A real no-no is to steal a title to position your work against
another's competing, established work. That's a sneaky trick that
we don't want to encourage. How do you think the original author would
feel about you plagiarizing their work. Hey YOU! Don't be a CopyCat; try
being the ORIGINAL YOU! And, to those cheating with clickouts; shame on
you for stealing Squidoo royalties!
A really novel idea, that I encourage, would be to STOP and reach out
to that author or website designer or photographer. Tell them you
found their work and would love to feature them and credit them for
their wonderfully creative work. Ask what is the proper
attribution for linking back to their work. Do they charge
for use of their work? Are there any licenses involved? Be
careful before you publish, as you might find a DMCA complaint has been
filed for using without permission.
Photo Credit: Jaguar Julie Cat Lady was created by Wizard
Scott Morton from the UK.