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Introducing poemsthatdance

Say hello to Maria, aka poemsthatdance on Squidoo. She’s a dancer, a writer, a poet, a choreographer, and a world traveler just to name a few of the pursuits that keep her busy. We’re very glad she decided to add lensmaster to her list of credentials.

How did you find Squidoo? I’m always researching on the internet for my projects as I look for what’s new. Squidoo caught my eye and I was curious about what a lens was. I like the analogy of a camera and the different lenses that delve deeper into a subject. I have a few blogs on various areas of interest that represent parts of me. Squidoo puts these into perspective. I appreciate the structure with clear expectations, the rewards and recognition. There are no secrets to lens mastering and I feel a part of the team after just a short time joining.

Obviously dance is your passion and you’ve made several wonderful lenses that share your love of dance. I see a couple of other topics in your lens list as well. What other topics are coming up on your lensmaking list? I’d like to venture deeper into the topics I’ve written as well as spread out into other areas. Squidoo is perfect for lateral thinkers who make links to areas that create a bigger open-ended picture. There are endless possibilities for lens making and I choose topics by listening to my feelings and instincts. After publishing my lens How To Follow Your Dreams I will write about how I used technology to create a visual poster. Life is made up of different lenses and seeing the bigger picture is sometimes one part of that lens, and we don’t see the bigger picture until we step back again. I’d like to write more on how to simplify one’s life and embracing the digital world. Some of the lenses I will write about are how to compose and sell music online, make jewellery and costume making, writing and publishing poetry, online friendships, beauty tips, budgeting and prioritizing, the benefits of learning other languages, teaching English, travel and career abroad. Relationships are important to me and I want to delve more into this idea that seems to be evolving along with the technological world. There are topics that I haven’t researched yet such as App making, playscript writing, and movie making. I will write about these as I learn and experience them myself.

What can Squidoo do for you? Sometimes I ponder around the house and think to myself, this is such a great product that I’ve been using for years or just discovered. If only I’d known about it earlier. I love recommending products and ideas, and giving advice to friends because I remember how hard it was for me to find what I wanted. On the internet, millions can benefit. By sharing myself to the world my gifts aren’t lost or hidden away, they benefit others as I feel nurtured by like-minded people with similar interests who also have valuable knowledge to share. Creating alone has its rewards though it can be an isolating process. I hope that through Squidoo I can make some life-long meaningful friendships. Writing is a way to learn about myself, an opportunity to reflect on what I’m doing as I improve my craft.

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/d-artist d-artist

    Hello Maria, Welcome to Squidoo…I see you have written quite a few lenses (I will check them out)
    You live in Frankfurt Germany? I’m writing a lens about a Park near there in Oberliederbach.

    • poemsthatdance

      Hi d-artist- Thanks! I used to live in Frankfurt and now Darwin, Australia. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Oberliederbach- I look forward to your lens!

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

        Gday Maria – welcome to Squidoo… bet Darwin’s nice and warm at the moment! Greetings from Brisbane!

        • poemsthatdance

          Hi johnatrose- Thanks! It’s actually quite rainy at the moment- There might even be a cyclone lurking. ;) Brisbane’s nice- I’ve visited 3 times.

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

    Hi Maria and welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your lenses.

    • poemsthatdance

      Thanks Merrci! I’m looking forward to getting to know you too!

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

    Welcome to Squidoo Maria! This is a wonderful, creative, and friendly community. I look forward to checking out your dance lenses!

    • poemsthatdance

      Thanks! Nice that you’re into dance- we have something in common. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/im2keys im2keys

    Its very nice to meet you!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anonymous831 Anonymous831

    Nice to meet you.

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

    Nice to Meet you, I see you live in Germany? My ancestors were from Germany although I live all the way in the US. Welcome to Squidoo!

    • poemsthatdance

      Hi DaisyDixon! Thanks for the welcome! Have you been to Germany? I used to live in Germany and now in Darwin, Australia. I do keep in contact with my friends there and visited Frankfurt last winter.

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

        I have not had the opportunity to visit Germany, but I think it would be a wonderful experience! My maiden name is German, and I have a ton of German heritage!

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

    Hi Maria! It sounds like you are having fun here on Squidoo! Nice to have a chance to read some of your work.

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

      Likewise LynnKK! Thanks for the welcome- It’s been great fun! :)

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

    So nice to meet you! Great interview!

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

      Thanks grammieo! I look forward to getting to know you too. :)

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

    Susan, Thanks for such a wonderful introduction and a great lens. I’m so happy to be meeting this wonderful Squidoo community. I’ve been doing so much reading today of some great lenses. I look forward to more.

    • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

      I did the easy part. You answered the questions and did great! Glad you’re meeting a lot of new people and they’re getting to know you, too!

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

    Hello Maria,
    Welcome to Squidoo. So nice to meet you. Great interview.

    • poemsthatdance

      Thanks! Nice to meet you too!

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

    Welcome Maria, good to see you here. I love Germany and lived there in the 70s for several years, in a place called Hucklehoven, about twenty miles away from Monchengladbach. Lovely country and superb people made it a joy to live there.

    • poemsthatdance

      Hi Tonyleather and thanks! Hucklehoven is near the border of Netherlands and near Brussels. You must have done some interesting travel!

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

    Hi Susan52, I love to read this interview’s article.
    Maria, welcome to Squidoo :), so do I, I am newbie in squidoo.

    Hi to all from me tool :).

    My name is Emil (male). I’am from Indonesia, sorry with my english, because english not my first language.
    I like Squidoo, because there are many useful informations and stories for me, althought it is not a new thing for others.
    Honestly, the funniest dreams from me now is .. “I want to be an english writer” :)

    See you all, on your lenses! I will come and read.

    • poemsthatdance

      Thanks PapaPropa- Writing is great for practising your English and you can be an English writer! :) It’s a wonderful feeling knowing more than one language. I grew up speaking Greek at home and my schooling was in English in Australia. Later I learned Spanish and German (which is not very good). My dream is to learn French.

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

        Thank poemsthatdance! Your simple story about your language experiences makes me confidence.

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

    hello Maria… am a newcomer here n was quite cnfused bout wat to write n hw..d things f ma intrest was quite puzzled bt afer goin thru ur lenses i loved it…am very younger dan u…..still wud always xpect to get help from u elders…lovveuu byeee..

    • poemsthatdance

      Thanks! Enjoy writing your lenses- I’ll take a look at your lenses soon. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/trevorjb1406 trevorjb1406

    Hi Maria and welcome! I’m looking forward to reading your lenses. Best wishes Trevor

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

      Thanks for the welcome :) I’ll take a look at yours too very soon!

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

    Hi Maria, nice to have you around! I must check your lenses. All the best at Squidoo!

    • poemsthatdance

      Hi Paullenton, Thanks! I see we have a few topics in common!

  • Sandra Galati εїз

    You are a busy lady, Maria! I’m happy to be able to learn from your experiences. I wish you all the best.

    • poemsthatdance

      Hi Sandra! I enjoy leading a full life and always learning- I’m looking forward to getting to know you too. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ayazkhan2583 ayazkhan2583

    Hey Maria

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/visit2goa visit2goa

    don’t know about the poem..

    you taught me many thing.. thaks

    • poemsthatdance

      Glad to help out any way I can. :)

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

    Seems you are both a creative and directed person! I look forward to reading your lenses and hope you post some related to dance.

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