The main reason we send quests is to help our lensmasters find ideas for creative new lenses. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard the words, “Wow, if it weren’t for that quest, I wouldn’t have made this successful lens.” We love that! That’s why we want to send you as many ideas as possible to help you create new review lenses as well as regular lenses. In fact, most of the time people ask for more quests than we have available.
Some of you may find the additional quests on your dashboard overwhelming. Our policy on quest taking hasn’t changed. Quests have always been and will always be voluntary. You are never obligated to take one AND we certainly don’t expect you to take all of the quests you receive in your Quests tab.
Think of these quests as a way to spark your imagination. We’ve recently started a new project to make sure you get as many varied quests within certain topic areas as possible. We’ve now got a group of Squidoo Contributors who are busy working on new curation lists full of great ideas for your next lens. They’re also spreading the word about their topic area to help bring more readers to the lenses that are created in their topics. These people are excited and inspired and inspiring and we can’t wait to see what they come up with. You’ll get to meet them in the coming days and weeks as we share their profiles here at SquidooHQ.
Please keep in mind that we try to tailor the quests you receive to match your main areas of interest as per the lenses you’ve made in the past but unfortunately that isn’t an exact science just yet. So, if you are sent a quest that doesn’t interest you, simply ignore it and move on to the next idea. Once a quest expires it moves off the list.
How many quests are too many? When it comes to generating ideas for lenses, there’s just no way to know and probably never enough.
Think about it. If you find one single new idea that you love per week via our quests, even if you ignore all of the other quests that were sent to you, you’ll have 52 GREAT lenses by the end of the year.
Wouldn’t that be awesome?!?