“In 2013, Corey, Gil and Seth were thinking about the impact that Squidoo has created. What we were the most proud of… It wasn’t hard: We’re thrilled at the schools that have been built, the animals that have been saved, the medical research that has gone on directly as a result of the generosity of our favorite Squidoo users.
Squidoo gives people a platform to share, to teach, to talk about what they care about. We wondered, though, what would happen if we streamlined it, focused it and created a new platform for a different sort of user?
Hugdug combines beauty, generosity and mobile in a new way.” -HugDug About Us Page
We’re pretty excited about this new site but realize that our current lensmasters may have a few questions. So I’ve put together a short Q & A.
What exactly is HugDug?
HugDug is a site for people who want to write reviews for charity. Simple as that.
Can I try HugDug?
Sure, you’re welcome to give it a whirl but keep a few things in mind. HugDug isn’t a place to promote or link to Squidoo. We’re not trying to interlink these two sites. Each site will run completely independently. We’re just announcing it here on HQ because we know that people are curious.
So yes, if you’re interested in writing an original review for a cool charity like Acumen or Room to Read try it out, we think you’ll love the format. However if you’re happy with what you’re doing here on Squidoo there’s no reason to leave. Many of the cool new features you see will be integrated back into Squidoo in the next few months. Plus, many of the people who write for HugDug may have different goals than Squidoo users. The number one goal on HugDug will be to generate money for charity.
HugDug? What’s with the name?
Aside form being super fun to say (and easy to remember) we wanted a name that gets people thinking about charity and giving and we think HugDug works pretty darn well.