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Hello February!

Swans Heart by jd.echenard on Flickr via Creative CommonsWelcome February, the short month that’s focused on romance — and packed full of lensmaking opportunities.

Holidays are always good lens idea generators; if you’re passionate about it, someone else is, too. So do your research and see what original material you can produce about Groundhog Day, President’s Day, Black History month, National Wear Red Day, or even Valentine’s Day. (Did you know the full moon also falls on February 14th this year? Now that combination brings to mind some very romantic thoughts — and a couple of great lens ideas.)

February promises to be another cold month here in the U.S. and Canada. What better time to stay indoors, bundle up, turn on the tube — and watch sports! Tomorrow’s the Super Bowl (will it result in any lensworthy broken records or breaking news?) then most of the rest of February is taken up by the Sochi Winter Olympics. What do you know about the biathlon? Curling? What other sports — or athletes — might generate Google searches? Stay a step ahead of the millions of people who will be doing the searching and get the information they’ll be looking for ready in advance. Then keep it updated as the games progress.

Don’t forget product reviews and seasonal recipes when you’re planning new lenses. How about a fun cherry recipe that kids can make in honor of our first president? Or review a favorite movie about a famous Olympic athlete or event from the past.

This is also the perfect month for newer lensmasters to push towards the goal of attaining Giant Squid status. Do it by mid-month and you’ll be eligible to apply for one of the new Contributor positions that will be opening up. If you haven’t contemplated the far-reaching possibilities of adding “Squidoo Contributor” to your credentials list, then definitely take time to read more about it and observe the amazing ways our current Contributors are reaching out within and beyond Squidoo to grow their particular niches, recruiting new lenses and new lensmasters along the way. It’s an exciting program that’s growing fast. Why not secure your niche now?

Have you set your goals for February? How does Squidoo fit into the mix? If you’d like to share, we’d love to know!

Photo Credit: jd.echenard via cc

Susan52 didn't know she wanted to be a Giant Squid when she grew up, but here she is and she couldn't be happier about it! When she isn't doing one thing or another here at Squidoo, you'll probably find her spending time with her family or otherwise appreciating life one precious moment at a time.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SherwinG SherwinG

    Great ideas for lenses thank you.

    • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

      You’re welcome!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    If I can get through February, I will make it to summer too! Thank God it’s the shortest month, because then the days start to get warmer and warmer……………….I hope!

    • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

      Right there with you, grammieo. Snow’s in the forecast for all of this coming week for us here in Arkansas. Everyone here is looking forward to getting February – and winter – over with. Hopefully we can stop and smell the roses (and dark chocolate) along the way!

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

        Roses and dark chocolate, oh my, must be getting close to Valentines for sure……

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    My son has his 14th Birthday this Feb -where has the time gone -I’ve loved every minute of motherhood.

    • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

      Time flies when it comes to kids growing up. Happy birthday to your son!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    Love the swans! Aren’t they beautiful? Great ideas too.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/onecareer onecareer

    February will be the year our company grows. We will make it happen during the shortest month of the year.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/uujjmmkk uujjmmkk
  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Mavric08 Mavric08

    Nice lens..I’m ready for spring though :)

    • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

      Me, too!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    i love swans and spring and all that peppered heavily with the nuances of love. okay, though there will still be a chill here in the netherworld of Texas, there is a lot more promise of spring than in other parts of the USA.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/angela-amor-129 angela-amor-129

    Una bonita fotografia

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    i love
    February,love this picture.

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    February promises to be another cold month here in my country,but i love February very much.

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    February promises to be another cold month here in my country,but i love February very much.

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