Meet Dave, walkingstick on Squidoo. Yep, his picture actually is a praying mantis, but he clears that up in his bio, which you won’t want to miss. Here’s our interview:
What brought you to Squidoo? An online internet marketing class opened my eyes to Squidoo last December. It sounded fun and profitable to try.
You mention “memorable events” in your bio. What memorable events can we look forward to reading about on your lenses? Memorable events from last year came from my quest to walk from the south King County, WA line to the north King County line, and then from Puget Sound on the County’s west side all the way to the East and up over the Cascade Mountains to the Columbia River. My challenge was to use public transportation to my sectional start and finish points. Parking my car for days at a time in most places is a worry to avoid. I did this in chunks of long weekends here and there, staying overnight in sleazy motels, Bed and Breakfast Inns and even a fine hotel. This was my 2012 version of “staycations”. I ate very well. thank you. My Squidoo goal is to create useful and entertaining lenses from these experiences and to wander into more stories-in-the-making for 2013.
If you could travel to one place you’ve never been, where would it be? It is very hard to pick just one place that I want to travel to. I picked up this style of wandering on The Ring of Kerry in Western Ireland. I’d go back to Ireland in a second, or expand into The Lake District of England close to my roots. That would be pretty similar though, so I will choose Ecuador. Ecuador’s attraction to me is it’s varied climates, the mountains, the food and a much different culture to bounce off my perception of the world.
What can Squidoo do for you? Now, my walking experiences touch many different niches and angles. Before Squidoo, I was pondering how to tie them all together online. With Squidoo, I think that I have that solved. To use the “most important thing to remember” module here, it would say “Squidoo has at least tripled my production and focus, while having fun.” I mean, as an internet marketer on my own, I have to remember and do the tons of details involved with a website that are energy and creative drains. Squidoo handles a lot of that in the background for me. THANK YOU!
By doing The Squidoo, I’m always learning, in a more natural way, to market through expressing my interests and passions. Where else can I help my sites at the same time as when I’m getting distracted by other cool lenses? This is just such a refreshing change. Should I contrast the lone marketer feeling with the squidoo community participant and describe it as like comparing cold and hot? I think I will.
Mustard or ketchup? The universe of mustard is for me! Now, I am hungry. I wonder what a search for recipes using mustard would bring up?