Today we’re pleased to introduce smine27, who was raised in Hawaii but was born and now lives in Japan. He’s well on his way to Giant Squid-dom but before he graduates RocketSquid U, we wanted to be sure you got an opportunity to know him better.
What brought you to Squidoo? I actually don’t remember how I found out about squidoo, but it must have been through searching for a topic about cupcakes as I was looking for some unique cupcake ideas. A half dozen lenses later, I noticed that it was a platform that was open to anyone and I felt it was something I was looking for. I’ve always wanted to express myself through writing and thought Squidoo would be perfect for me.
Your lens portfolio has grown quickly, with topics ranging from lots of food lenses to travel to music and more. What haven’t you written about yet that you’d like to? I enjoy the process of creating lenses so much I can’t seem to stop. I already have more than 30 lens ideas on my notebook ready to be made into lenses. It’s pretty crazy I know. So what would I like to write about? Well, I’d like to share my knowledge of Japanese food with the world as many seem to think it’s foreign and complicated. I also want to write about places in Japan that’s not on the tourist radar. I feel this is where lots of Japan’s charms can be found. I’ve always loved traveling and tend to look for things like this during my travels. I’m also thinking of writing about topics that I struggle with such as anxiety disorders and Bell’s Palsy because there just isn’t much information that’s truly helpful on the internet. I don’t want to create a long list here so I’ll just say that I have a lot more to share with the world.
What can Squidoo do for you? There are so many things that I love about being a part of Squidoo. Being a part of Squidoo gives me a chance to express myself and this adds a sense of purpose and satisfaction to my life. I feel I have so many things that I’m passionate about so Squidoo gives me the opportunity to share them with the world. The quests open up my mind to new things and makes me look at life in closer detail, which in turn makes me appreciate life ever more.
The icing on the cake is the fact that the people in the Squidoo community are genuinely nice, interesting and just amazing. I’m still surprised at how much I enjoy being here and never expected myself to have so much fun being here. As you can see, Squidoo is doing so much for me and I am grateful for this experience. Thank you!