So, off I went to Squidoo and discovered something new, useful and fun ... that's a great combination. Squidoo, for those of you who haven't come across it yet, is a cross between a micro blog on a specific topic and a game, with a little abundance mindset thrown in for good measure.
In the seemingly cold and neutral world of the internet, it's a challenge to come across as human ... Squidoo manages to do this with a dash of humor and a point system that's as engaging as a game of Tetris ... or maybe Farmville. Within minutes I was committed to writing my first "lens," with the topic being how artists can create a "Circle of Trust" in order to better market our art. (You can see it at http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-create-a-circle-of-trust)
So far, this is an experiment. The Squidoo folks make a lot of claims about readership and "royalties." They have tied in financial mechanisms to theoretically help you make money with your information. It's a familiar claim but they have enough new twists on it that I decided to jump in. I think the mechanism for sharing small chunks of information is good, the process is fun and the results are unknown. I'll report back in a few months.
About this image: A Day at the Beach
It's official ... today the sun returns, the days grow longer and eventually warmer. Soon we will be at the beach again. I did this piece several years ago and just rediscovered it.