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Community Lensmaking Quest: 10 Tips

5064328494_ded6efa167_zThis morning, in my email, I found a great post from an excellent food blogger I follow, 10 Tips for Growing Your Food Blog.   As you might expect, it’s a blog post full of terrific advice from a lady who really knows what she’s talking about.

It got me thinking, everyone has at least one thing that they’re really good at and know a lot about.  What are you an expert at? Have you got 10 useful tips to share?

No matter if you’re just-a-beginner at what you do or you’ve been doing it for decades, I bet you’ve got plenty of great advice that somebody else would find extremely helpful especially if you keep in mind that just because you know all about it, doesn’t mean that everyone else does.  And whatever you’re into, in this big wide world, you’re not alone.   There’s always someone else searching for information about it.

To complete this community quest create a new lens that shares some of your own experience, expertise and wisdom with the world.

Ideas might include:

  • 10 Ways to Keep Active Children Quiet on a Rainy Day
  • A 10 Point Checklist for Editing a Term Paper
  • 10 Things You Should Know Before Vacationing in Canada
  • The 10 Tools Every Gardener Should Own and Why
  • 10 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
  • Or any 10 tips you have about something you know well.

If you don’t have 10 bits of advice to share, you can choose a lower number.

Be sure to be personal and let your reader know why you’re the best person to be sharing this advice.  Maybe it’s because you’re a mom or grandpa.  Maybe it’s because you’ve studied the subject for a while.  Or maybe it’s just something you’ve been doing all your life.  How ever you learned, share your story about that on your lens too.  This will build trust with your readers.

Before you get started, we’ve got some great tips of our own to help you create a better and more successful lens right HERE.

When you’re done reading our tips, get to work on your new lens and when it’s completed please return here and share the link in the comments below.

This quest will end at midnight on August 5th but you’re welcome to use this fun lensmaking idea at any time.

Now go ahead smarty pants.  Teach us all a few things.

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • Susan Deppner

    I love “10 tips” list lenses. Can’t wait to see this batch of new ones!

    • rms

      Me too!

  • MSchindel

    Awesome idea, Robin!

    • rms

      Glad you like it.

  • goatfury

    Great idea, Robin. I just now finished this one:

    Now I’m inspired to do a “10″ list in another area!

    • rms

      Go for it!

  • lynnasafriend

    Thank you, I need new ideas, got to get back into making fabulous lenses :)

    • rms

      Can’t wait to see what you create.

  • DeniseMcGill

    This is a great idea. I think I have 10 tips I can work on. Thanks.

  • goatfury

    Here you go, Robin!


    As an aside, this one put me just over 10,000 points!

  • DaveStone13

    I have this feeling that you guys at HQ are always making up lists like “10 Ways To Motivate Lensmasters.” The results you pass on are frequently very effective and get me started in whole new directions.

    • rms

      Glad to hear that Dave.

  • poetvix

    I’ve been working on this for a few days but just hit publish early this morning, before the sun came up so technically it meets the time frame. :)

    • rms

      Talk about your perfect timing!

  • britflorida

    Love this quest. I just published this;

  • archimedes31

    great I got ideas for my Lens.. thanks!

  • adysmal

    To start a quest do you simply create new lens? Or is there a link to follow? I’m a little new here…

    • RobinSvedi

      Thanks for your interest. Create a new lens and then post the link here when you’re done.

  • StrongMay

    If I can find the time I think I might take your idea about the term paper….

  • InformationBubble

    Had fun with this one, heres mine! Top Ten Hair Masks you can make at Home

  • thatgrrl
  • Deborah-Diane
  • oo7haze

    Just finished my 1st lens tell me what you think?

    • lbrummer

      oo7haze, could you check on the site address? I was taken to the Squidoo homepage.

  • DeniseMcGill

    I created 10 Tips to Promoting Creativity in your life.

  • CalobrenaOmai

    10 Tips for Finding and Earning Money for College

  • sanjeevsworld

    I am going to write “Ten tags you should have in your journal”!

  • GardenHarbor

    here is mine! 10 ways to increase your Twitter following

  • Justin00704

    I tried the second method:)

  • louisemarshall

    Brilliant quest – newly published lens

  • susan-zutautas

    Can’t wait to get started on a few new lenses. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • LoreleiCohen

    I didn’t put a number in mine so hope that is okay.

  • healinghands123

    Just published my newest – 10 Tips For First Time Disney World Guests!

  • SgtCecil

    I’ve been reading all the reading quests but I haven’t been awarded the points lately. Nothing’s changed on my end only the points don’t show up. Did I miss something?

  • terrapin719

    challenge accepted!

  • lbrummer

    5 Reasons to.. is my advice at Loved this quest.

  • npond2013

    ah yea gonna get involved with this one! Hello peeps :)

  • monalicia That was so fun, here’s the finished product. I want to do another one soon!

  • Gloriousconfusion

    I read this and immediately started writing a list whilst my mind was on autopilot. Just have to finish it off, find some photos and publish – thanks!

  • jsr54

    A subject very dear to my heart, thanks for this quest!

  • teriann

    Top 10 list?…thinking…thinking…GOT IT!

  • SgtCecil

    quick question: do we get points for this? lately i haven’t been getting the points promised in any of the reading quests.

    • rms

      Our most recent quests haven’t been offering points.

  • dcoleman93

    can each tip be different? Or does it have to revolve one subject?

  • Kylyssa
  • SgtCecil

    10 Simple Investing Tips Everybody Knows (but Nobody Remembers)

  • Rhettaa
  • Ruthi aka abitosunshine

    Well, I poured my life into this one … it’s a dog’s life!

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