Sunday, December 5, 2010

New Squidoo Lenses; Sykes, Fractions, Rip Currents, Gossamer

Wow, I have been off of here for way too long.  I have made a number of new lenses.  Please stop by and check them out.

This is my search for my biological father's family history.

This is a game I use in my classroom.  I also uploaded Youtube video too.

This is a squidoo lens about losing a student of mine to a rip current this summer.  Lots of tips & information on how to survive one.

This is one of my favorite cartoon characters from my childhood.  I never know his real name until I made this lens.

I hope you can stop by and check out my lenses.  Please let me know you were there.  I have a comment area on each one.


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Find valuable information about any site's statistics

I stumbled onto a really cool site today.  It is called You can find some great information about someone's site.  I tried it with my own site and then with Squidoo's site too.  It is worth searching for your site and others you might want to advertise or join.

Here is mine:

Here is Squidoo's:

Have fun with this one!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

My lens was selected as Squidoo Lens of the Day.

Of course the only day in weeks that I don't get online due to an upset stomach from the antibiotic I am (was) taking and my lens, , gets the honor of being selected as the Squidoo Lens of the Day!!!

I knew something was up today because my ranking went way up and I had lots of visitors.  So I went to the traffic and figured it out.  I am so excited.  Please check it out and other great lenses that have been recently selected. 

Thanks Kimberly Dawn Wells for selecting my lens on Jan. 27, 2010


Monday, January 18, 2010

Nominate someone you follow on Twitter for a Shorty Award

The Shorty Awards honor the best people & organizations on Twitter across 27 official categories & thousands of community-created ones.   Online voting open to all members of Twitter culminates in an awards ceremony to recognize the winners. 
Very cool idea! Know a lensmaster that you follow on Twitter.   


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Free Step by Step guide to Making Squidoo Lenses

I just found a new Squidoo step by step guide put together by ten experienced Giant Squid lensmasters:
aj2008         BevPaper     CleanerLife      Drifter0658       GrowWear   
inkserotica    Joan4           Michey            mukunda22       pkmcr

It is worth downloading and reading for sure.  It is a FREE guide.  What a Christmas present!!!  
Go to: 

If you would like to read more about how this guide was created check out the lens that tells the story at:

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I still have four of my lenses in the top 10,000 one is ranked 1,183!!!!

As of Novemember 18, 2009 3:30 EST.  I have a few of my lenses that are doing very well in the rankings over the past week- even without me promoting them since my wireless connection has not been working.... Please take a look at them or any of my other Squidoo lenses on my lensography.
1st  My top ranked lens about the Apocalypse
2nd  #6,086 Loan Cancellation for Teachers
3rd #7,715 Tips for Lensmasters
4th #9,932 Freebies for Teachers

I also have a website featuring baby & kids freebies. 


Saturday, October 17, 2009

One of my lenses received a Purple Star - My 1st One...

I opened my email today and I had a message from Squidoo notifying me that one of my lenses received a Purple Star. I am pretty excited, honored and very surprised.  If you go and check it out you may see that the lens is showing that it is NOT ranked yet.  That is because I just changed the Squidoo category/topic today from Animals & Nature to Health & Medicine.  I would love to hear your thoughts about this lens or any of my other lenses.

Here is the lens that received the Purple Star honor:

Purple stars are awarded weekly to our favorite lenses created by all-star Giant Squids. Read up on what I will get, besides a pretty purple star on my lens and a Lensrank turboboost at:


Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am looking for a way to back up my computer online

I am looking for ways to back up my computer & I did find this. Carbonite Online Backup FREE for 15 days.

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup

Do you use it? If so please leave me your comments.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I am having problems with my tweets/updates showing up on may too & not even know it.

This is the bug report I initially sent in to Twitter on June 28, 2009 3:47pm

Recently I noticed that my tweets are NOT showing up when someone is searching a topic. For example when I search my profile name "Teddi14" I should see all the tweets and replies but I only see replies NOT my original tweets. When I use Tweetdeck I search a number of topics and none of my tweets are showing up--even when I use the hash tags. I am a Squidoo lensmaster and when I search "Squidoo" none of my updates are showing up. I updated about 10 of my lenses today and when I searched "squidoo" none of my tweets/updates showed up.

Please let me know why this is happening. Did I do something to cause this?

Teddi Kella

My second message on my request ticket:

I went to known problems and found something similar but not exactly the same at: (my problems is no to each search-- well part of one...) This link instructs me to search for my user name & search for updates--so that is what I did.

1. My updates are NOT showing up at either. (my user name is ONLY showing up when someone replies to my tweet).
2. I am NOT showing up in a people search at

See my searches for yourself:

10:00pm June 30, 2009
Then I found another forum about this problem at:

How does this affect you? I know I have had almost zero new followers per day as a result since I noticed this was happening (a few weeks now). I imagine it is because NO ONE CAN SEE MY TWEETS EXCEPT CURRENT FOLLOWERS! For example, any updates I do for my lenses are not able to be seen on a trending topic or found during a search on a topic. I was able to scroll back and found that my updates where not there as far back as 12 days ago. I found many many people are having the same problem when I visited the link above.


Q: Here is how to find out if it is happening to you too.

1. Search your user name at
See if updates from you show up. Your user name should show up the first word on most of the tweets--my user name is ONLY showing up when someone replies to my tweet! If your user name is NOT showing up as the first word on each tweet then ONLY your followers can see this tweet...make sense?
2. Search your user name here
See if you show up in people search.

A: If your user name does not show up here is what you need to do. Go to this site: and add a comment-you will find the link to add the comment at the bottom of the page.

I hope this is not happening to you but if it is at least Twitter will know about it. I hope they get this fixed soon. It is REALLY affecting my marketing strategies with Twitter & Squidoo.

Sad & Angry,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can I just say I love using Squidaholic! I know others can see my stats too but I just love it. It is a useful to for any lensmaster. If you have not tried this tool it is worth a visit.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Squidoo Policy Updates

We knew the time would come for changes... Change is good!

Find out about the new policy updates on Squidoo by MeganCasey. Megan is a founding member and the Editor in Chief of Squidoo.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New themes on Squidoo

I am so excited about the new themes available on Squidoo. If you have not checked them out you are missing out. Go to the lens workshop and click on "themes". Be sure after you publish it to view the lens to make sure you want to keep the other things like the "black" box the same color.

Here is one squidoo lens about Extreme Weather that I added the highlight theme to. I think it looks good. I also added the purple theme to my lens about Prince. How fitting huh... What do you think?

Have fun!!