June 5, 2008
Last week, I wrote about how I was kinda obsessed with creating Squidoo pages in my blog post here. This week, I found out that there’s a site very similar to Squidoo called Hubpages, so I decided to try it out as well.
In the interest of experimentation, I created two ‘Hubs’ there:
… and I’m definitely finding that I enjoy the process of creating pages at Squidoo more. Probably because Squidoo actually has more formatting set for headers and sub-heads, so the pages look more lively. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that when I was trying out Squidoo, I was creating pages on Clay (Aiken) 😉
One noticeable difference: I find that the hubs on Hubpages tend to be more like articles or blogs; whereas the types of modules available on Squidoo (and formatting options) encourage you to structure your pieces more like a website or page.
One feature I do really like at Hubpages is that it has a section for ‘Requests’ from other users, essentially questions that you can answer by creating a new ‘Hub’. Very useful if you love writing, and want to write, but are at a loss as to what topic to start with.
I will probably continue writing both at Squidoo and Hubpages now that I’ve discovered them. They let you write what are essentially short articles on specific topics, and I’m enjoying doing that.
June 1, 2008
I discovered Squidoo earlier this week, and since then I’ve been focused (a kinder than ‘obsessed’, don’t you think?) on creating Squidoo pages or ‘lenses’ as they call them.
It’s great fun to play around with (well, at least someone as geeky as me would think so).
Never heard of Squidoo? Basically, it’s a site/community where you can create single webpages on any topic that you’re interested in.
The site makes it all very simple, with “modules” to help you add text, web links, pictures, videos, polls, etc. etc.
I was sooooo single-minded (notice I’m trying valiantly to describe myself as ‘obsessed’) that I started FIVE lenses in the last few days:
and, because I was bemused at how unreliable the media has become:
And now? All I can is, I’m TIRED!!!