On my sticky notes of Squidoo lens ideas, I’ve had one grandiose note sitting in the idea box forever: “Squidoo then and now — how to realize Seth’s vision.” This week, I finally got around to tackling it.
I found more questions than answers. And then I realized that of course, we all have different ways to realize Seth’s vision, because if we all did the same thing, it wouldn’t match his vision.
Therefore, I made THIS lens:
And what we can learn from them.
My goal with this lens is to look back at how Squidoo started, and learn what it was like then, what it was for, and what Seth Godin’s original vision for a lens actually was.
Then I trace some… just SOME! … of the way the site, the community, and our concept of a lens developed.
It’s shaped by my own experience of Squidoo’s growth and changes. Your experience will be different, and that’s good. Examine your own memories of how Squidoo’s changed and think about them. Consider the threads I’ve picked out. Especially, consider the questions: what is a lens? What is it for? What is Squidoo all about?
Over time, the answers to those questions have changed… but not entirely. Some things have remained constant. What are they?
Those answers may help guide you in finding your very own way to Squidoo.