I was inspired by those words to ask our Giants to share a reason or two about how Squidoo might have changed them for good and here’s what they had to say:
The various quests on Squidoo have provided me with the incentive to write about topics that I never would’ve considered; plus, their point and trophy reward system makes writing fun. In addition, the opportunity to participate as the “Disco Queen 70′s Contributor” has given me a reason to continue “Dancing Through Life” (I also love Wicked). ~DebW07
Squidoo has brought me out from under the bushel where I was hiding and given me the confidence to write and grow. Even more it’s given me the gift of sharing, something I never expected. ~Merrci
Squidoo is my life, I love every minute I spend writing commenting, making new friends all around the world. We have such a wonderful group of writers, I personally feel they are all part of my family, I have got to know them so well..
I would be lost without Squidoo, it keeps me young and my mind active in old age. ~Kiwinana71
Squidoo and the support of this fabulous community gave me renewed hope that I can do anything I put my mind to, even as a budding Senior Citizen. After a difficult layoff and job search during the height of the most recent recession, I was determined to exploit my entrepreneurial spirit…. Squidoo has allowed me to do that; I’m truly grateful. ~fullofshoes
Squidoo has helped me define myself in a way that is true to who I am. Although we are many things in this life, honing our true inner passion can sometimes be challenging, especially when life gets in the way..we’re so busy doing, we forget to ‘be who we are meant to be’ – Squidoo has helped me not only stay on track, but find that track again..the one that’s been in my heart all along. I wrote this well over 15 years ago, and Squidoo has helped me to remember my own words: “The voyage traveled is my narrative, remembering who I am imperative, it is my contribution to this place I signature in stone, it is not the battles failed, it is the journey flown’ – Thank you Squidoo ~Brite-Ideas
I have been blessed with many talents and interests by God but I was getting really tired of people trying to ‘pigeon hole’ me. Either this OR that; not both or all of them. Squidoo has been a liberating experience for me! I am able to express myself about ALL (yes, each and every single one of my interests) without having to ‘cut out’ parts of me. I am also a continuous learner, so I am also able to explore other interests through the ‘expert eyes’ of my fellow lensmasters who share so passionately about what they love and have learned. I am a whole person here! So, yes, I have been changed for good! ~FreshStart7
Squidoo has given me a “home” for my online presence in crochet design and dog rescue. I no longer maintain separate websites for each, because there is simply no need. My whole life is on Squidoo!
I keep a mindset I call “Squidooing.” As I go about my life, I make it a point to think, “Would this activity/thing/place/whatever make a good lens?” My phone camera journals everything I do, and it later turns into Squidoo lenses!
My 330+ active lenses on Squidoo are finally starting to produce some actual income for my dog rescue! It’s small, granted… but it’s steadily growing and will always be there. Every lens I write is a seed planted for the future. All I have to do is care for it, keep it updated and fresh, promote it, and it will keep attracting readers. ~SheilaSchnauzies
Squidoo has given me the courage to pursue the life I’ve always dreamed of and I will forever be grateful for that. ~Smine27
Feel free to add your own thoughts about how Squidoo has changed you for good in the comments here.