Sunday, July 18, 2010

Snapshot of Squidoo Splash Page

Good Sunday everyone! Today's Topicability blog post was completely spontaneous and unplanned. You see, this morning when I went to access my Squidoo dashboard, I was presented with the Squidoo Splash Page instead. It seems that I was logged out and was needing to log back in to get to my dashboard.

So, I am one who makes the very best of the occasion ... time for a Topicability blog post on the Snapshot of Squidoo Splash Page! And, how appropriate that this being a snapshot, that one of the prominent buzzwords I see in the official Wordle tag cloud ... ah, that would be Photo folks!

Well, actually Best and Photo too!  Other prominent buzzwords include Things, Ideas, Top, Home, List, Coloring, Make, Death, Quotes, Fun, and World.  And, that is a view of the top folks!

Wordle: Squidoo Splash Page of Top 5 Lenses in Topics
What is the Squidoo Splash Page? Why it is a "view of the top," it is a view of the top 5 Squidoo lenses in each of 30 Topics or Categories on Squidoo.  Milling around the SquidU Forum, one can hear much often times about the Squidoo Splash Page ... oh, it doesn't change; the same people are dominating or monopolizing the categories; it's not correct; some lenses shouldn't be there; or some lensmasters express pride at having more than one lens on that splash page; oh, lots of things are said!

You know I was one of the several Squidoo lensmasters who has made suggestions to improve the showcase of the splash page LIKE: oh, let's make it a magazine style; let's showcase more lensmasters and lenses to not show favoritism; let's do a slideshow -- oh, we did have something like a slideshow once upon a time.  I'm not sure how that slideshow panned out, but for me, I was seeing the same lensmasters over and over again.  I'm thinking a cascading slideshow, thumbnails to cycle through more than the top 5 lenses in each topic or category.  I'm thinking NOT a static page ... let's showcase as many worthy lenses and lensmasters as we can and not the usual, same players who might be dominating or monopolizing the topics.

Let's make it like GOING to the MOVIES ... Time-out for a commercial to introduce you to some best, top picks in camcorders!  I've actually bought the Panasonic for my other half, and the Canon for ME! You might have seen MY first videos ===> these little bandits will surely capture your soul(s) too!  My prediction: YOU will be seeing MORE videos of Jacksonville Florida soon.  ;)

And, I am for the platform of a turkey in everyone's oven with stuffed cabbage rolls cooking on the stovetop!  Oh, did you happen to see my lenses on Stuffed Cabbage and My Platform -- For the People? Yes, I am FOR the people and for non-partisanship and equality. I hate politics, you know? But, I surely DO love Stuffed Cabbage Rolls -- like my grandma Julia Nagy made!

Hello all you regular Squidoo readers! You surely know by now that I've been profiling a view of the top 100 of the various Squidoo Topics.  We will return to this series really soon!  Here are the previous top 100 Topicability blog posts:
Oh wow!  Have you seen Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... will there be a NEW lens at the top soon? Were YOU brave enough to actually participate in the Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private? Well then ... Rock on with your good selves!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Holy Purple Cow Stars Take 2

Good Day Purple Star Fans and welcome to Holy Purple Cow Stars Take 2.  Today is the six-week update on the purple star award tally on Squidoo.  Whew, what a lot of work it is nominating, reviewing and rewarding these purple star awards!  Yes it is.

Out first and last report on the purple stars awarded to Squidoo lenses was on June 5th which detailed the 1,267 purple stars which had been awarded thus far.  Today's reporting of the breakdown on the Squidoo lensmasters with purple stars reveals there have been 1,350 ... that's not quite 100 additional purple stars.

If you recall, our previous leader was Editor Dave with 18 purple stars. We show Editor Dave has gained another purple star to hold on to that purple star lead with 19! Kim Giancaterino holds on, again, to second place with 17 purple stars. We have two Squidoo lensmasters holding on to third place with 15 purple stars; kiwisoutback and Treasures-By-Brenda.

Here is the official purple star award line-up, showing number of purple stars awarded and listing the respective Squidoo lensmasters alphabetically!
  • 19 -- Editor Dave
  • 17 -- KimGiancaterino
  • 15 -- kiwisoutback, Treasures-By-Brenda
  • 14 -- BigGirlBlue, drifter0658, janices7, Sylvestermouse
  • 13 -- Enslavedbyfaeries, kab, OhMe, stargazer00, tandemonimom
  • 11 -- aj2008, Evelyn_Saenz, Greekgeek, Heather426, JaguarJulie, skiesgreen, susannaduffy, WindyWinters
  • 10 -- chefkeem, Comfortdoc, Pastiche, quippingqueen, Ramkitten, Susan52, The_Party_Animal
Wordle: Squidoo Purple Star Awarded LensmastersWordle: Squidoo Purple Star Awarded Lensmasters
  • 9 -- 24websurf, bethd821, boshemia, Christene, clouda9, ElizabethJeanAllen, Joan4, Spook, Stazjia
  • 8 -- kimmanleyort, LindaJM, mbgphoto, monarch13, NanLT, naturegirl7, Norma_Budden, paperfacets, pkmcr, Pukeko, sandyspider, ThomasC
  • 7 -- _Joan_, BevsPaper, ChapelHillFiddler, lakeerieartists, lisadh, makingamark, MeltedRachel, Mickie_G, mysticmama, vallain, WhiteOak50
  • 6 - a_willow, AndyPo, Barkely, CDT, ClassyGals, Crystal_Booth, Frankster, hlkljgk, Jimmie, jptanabe, KathyMcGraw, LoKackl, luvmyludwig, MiaBellezza, mukunda22, spirituality, thefluffanutta, theraggededge
Wordle: Squidoo Purple Star Awarded LensesWordle: Squidoo Purple Star Awarded Lenses

  • 5 -- arncyn, badmsm, dc64, EverythingMouse, GrowWear, j_barnhart4, Janet21, Jewelsofawe, JoyfulPamela, Kate-Phizackerley, Ladymermaid, mulberry, Noadi, partybuzz, SemperFidelis, Sojourn, TheGreenerMe, Tipi, tirial, triathlontraining, WhitePineLane
  • 4 -- ArtByLinda, AslanBooks, BarbRad, BFuniv.com, Chadrew, CleanerLife, daria369, gmarlett, Gordon_Hamilton, GroovyFinds, GypsyPirate, HorseAndPony, inkserotica, jkvkdailey, Laniann, LeanneChesser, LizMac60, lou16, mbrownauthor, missbat, Octavias0fferings, Peggy707, poddys, prosperity66, relache, Rob_W, Romaxx, ronpass, seashell2, SoyCandleLover-Maker, Squidster, strayspay, SusanVillasLewis, Victoria_Neely, WebSpinstress, WordCustard
  • 3 -- andreaberrios, bdkz, boutiqueshops, Bradshaw, CherylK, CreativeArtist, dagsmith, daybreak, DMedley, draik, EelKat, Ener-G, flowergardener, Flynn_the_Cat, GonnaFly, GramaBarb, happynutritionist, jbdkz, JohannTheDog, Laddoo, LotusPetalYoga, Mac33, Macs, Marelisa, Margo_Arrowsmith, Michey, MissMerFaery, N376, NAIZA, ottoblotto, poutine, rms, smange, voodoomama, Wysiwigs

  • 2 -- AddaptAbilities, AllThingsMichigan, anthropos, athomemomblog, awelldressedbullet, azpoppy, blondeheroine, Brookelorren, Caseyfern, CCGAL, charlino, Christopher_Scott, crosscreations, CrypticFragments, DessertLover, Dkprincess6, eclecticeducation, ElleDeeEsse, EternalFlame, Euryale, fefe, flighty02, flowski, Freaknoodles, genglo, gkygrl, hmsweaver, Irenemaria, jeffryv, JJNW, johndilbeck, JustBon-Crochet-Designs, Karendelac, katiyana, Kylyssa, LakeMom, LauraSchofield, lisakleinweber, Loyalis, Margaret_Schaut, michaelgibbons, MikeMoore, mosaic, NancyOram, NicoleRoberts, nightcats, nyfamily5, Pantherart, papawu, Photahsiamirabel, Pixelrage, puzzlemaker, Rajays, RichLeigh, rockycha, sandralynnsparks, Shar, SimeyC, squidoohelp, sukkran, The_Homeopath, thesuccess, Tiddledeewinks, TrinaSonnenberg, unique_freak77, vanidiana, vbright105, Webcodes, whitemoss, ZachG

  • 1 -- 4U2C, AdrienneJenkins, aidenw, Aldric_Chang, AlishaV, allthatiscute, alteredkat, amandaquerque, AtHomeSource, babygirlboutique, Barrie, bcarter, bechand, beeobrien, bernadette1, Bob_Druwing, boredofeducation, BrandyT, burgessvillian, Bus_Stop_Toy_Shop, ByRoy, Carmel_Aaron, cary_quirkoutcom, Charlyjl, chloecavanaugh, Clairwil, confetta, CosmeticMom, danthemans, daoine, d-artist, Dawn_Mathisen_aka_Candle_Dawn, ddixonart, Diamond_Wizard, Donnette, ebay-grandma, EbizTaxTips, Eclectic_Muse, Ecolicious, emmalarkins, EuroSquid, flipflopnana, gods_grace_notes, grannysage, grayth, groovyoldlady, guardianstar77, GypsyOwl, hollandnumerics, HotbuttonPress, icjackson, imaginemdd, IntuitiveHealer, JanaMurray, JanTUB, Janusz, jeffwend, JenniferAkers, JenOfChicago, JimH, kajohu, KarateKatGraphics, KathrynDarden, kcbaker1, kellywissink, Kelsey-Budden-16, Kharadriisa, KimberlyDawnWells, KNicholls, Kyecerulian, Lady_Gotrocks, lollyj, Lou1842, lwhitelaw, Magicality, Makita, marsha32, MeganCasey, MobyD, motorpurrr, MrLewisSmile, Mrs_R, MsSnow4a, mynameiskate, nDee, nightbear, Not-Pop, ohcaroline, OneFootPutt, oneskms, only1bub, PatinKC, PeopleLive, PJ_Deneen, pmolinero, pyle_mountain, QueSea, ravedid, Rewards4life, RickBasset, RinchenChodron, rksmythe, rlmodranski, RMJ1940, Roving_Band, Samanthie, Sammie, SandraRose, Sarah, seedplanter, seegreen, SeeMyHealthyHairGrow, SherryHolderHunt, ShirlW, shwetashah, sirkeystone, SquidooKimberly, StaciJansma, steveffeo, Superwife, Tallguy2, TeaLady, Teddi14, The_Health_Lady, TheLeftFitz, thrivingmom, Tiffany, TopMovieSoundtracks, Trekkiemelissa, tssfacts, Twmarsh, ulla_hennig, Vacation-In-My-Head, Vladi, Waxing-Lyrical, weavz, webnh, webseitler, WeddingZazzle, Wednesday_Elf, WendyKrick, WhippetTalk, WhitneyWells, WhitU4ever, Winter52, xtnshun

P.S. By the way, have you seen my purple star awarded, Squidoo lens, Jaguar Julie -- Lensography of a WAHWW?  On that lensography, I have a very special Purple Star Award page which details those 11 purple stars that have been awarded on my 645 lenses. And, another VERY special page is the Purple Star Worthy Guide which presents about 25 Squidoo lenses that I feel are worthy of being nominated for a purple star. I'm not nominating my own Squidoo lenses, but I thought it would be kind of fun to let others know just what lenses I consider, of mine, to be purple star award worthy. You know?  Have a purple cow fantastic weekend folks!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Time Out for a Smile Ad from Google

Good day visitors, fans, friends, Earthlings, Martians and enthusiasts!  Yes, indeed, it is time for a little "time out for a smile ad from Google!"  BTW, if you were to do a Google search on  "putting words in my mouth" squidoo, the top three search results would lead you to three of my Squidoo lenses:
  1. People Say the DARNDEST Things
  2. Putting Words in My Mouth(s)
  3. Jaguar Julie Top Squidoo Lenses

If the truth be told, last night I was NOT smiling about the Google text ad that I found at the top of my Squidoo lens on Jayne Mansfield. Thanks to Megan Casey for taking care of it so quickly and efficiently -- I do SO appreciate that. Thankfully, Jayne Mansfield isn't one of my top lenses, so the number of people who may have not been smiling about that, wouldn't have been too many, you know?

Let's take a look at #2 in the Google search results; i.e., Putting Words in My Mouth(s)! Well, aside from those instances where I have literally shuddered at the interpretation of my own words, or those instances where I have had words put into my mouth ... you know, when somebody says "this is what you said" and YOU didn't say that ... or you were "quoted" out of context and meant something else ... or somebody JUST makes things up? You know? Ok, Ok! We came here for some HUMOR this morning; some COMIC RELIEF.

What struck me as very funny this morning, I needed a good laugh, was the pairing of these two Google text ads along with that image of the Zebra's mouth and teeth which are obviously in need of dental attention; you know? Say hello to "emergency dentistry" and a "#1 Dental Plan."  Do those ads, paired with the image of the Zebra's mouth, make you smile too?

Putting Words in My Mouth : Now Live Here!

Oh, you and I both know it is NO laughing matter about how much it costs to go to the dentist.  It is indeed ironic, I say, that I just GOT dental insurance coverage and I won't even get the chance to use it!  Oh my!

Hello to my regular Squidoo readers! I've been profiling a view of the top ... the top 100 of the various Squidoo Topics.  We will return to this series really soon!  Thanks for taking time to say hello.
Whew!  I've written about the top Squidoo lens each day for over a year in Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... will there be a NEW lens at the top soon? Thanks to those who were "brave" enough to actually participate in the Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private? Appreciate it.  Rock on with your good selves!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Top 100 How to Squidoo Tips

It is the holiday for us in the USA today, July 5th.  You know what that means?  Undoubtedly, the servers over at Squidoo are literally teaming AND jamming with Squidoo lensmasters authoring top-notch, quality lenses about their passions, interests and expertise.  Well, probably along with what they had for July 4th.  Perhaps a barbeque or two?  Oh, and what about the fireworks?  We've been enjoying a private fireworks show from our next door neighbor ... over the past month!  I give him 5 stars and a LIKE.

Turning our focus today to the Top 100 Squidoo Topic / Category of Squidoo Tips, we come to a very important fork in the road.  On ANY social platform, the MOST important topic should be the Help category.  Would YOU not agree that any articles or "lenses" that reside in the Help category have got to be the very best and top-notch "helpful" lenses.  We demand real tips which are straightforward, honest and full of integrity!  Oh my.

Without further hubbub, here are two Wordle tag clouds which have imaged the various Squidoo lenses which landed in the Top 100 of Squidoo Tips on July 3, 2010.  First of all, it is MOST important to point out that the Wordle on the left is untouched, unedited.  Squidoo definitely IS the buzzword of choice, followed up by Lens and Lenses.  So, to explore the true topics and themes further, we scrubbed OUT those three words of Squidoo, Lens and Lenses to provide a truer view of the lenses.

Wordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Squidoo Tips Topic CategoryWordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Squidoo Tips Topic Category 2

As you look at the Wordle on the right, you can surely see MANY helpful topics there.  I've got to note that this particular Wordle, out of all those I've thus far generated, seems to have the MOST variety of topics.  Let's see, Tips jumps out followed up by Photo and Effects ... gee, we've previously actually seen a LOT of Photo and Effects in other Top 100 topics, you know?  What else do you see there?  Oh, maybe HTML, Free, Promote, Images, Resources and lots other buzzwords.

What about the Squidoo lensmaster with the most Squidoo lenses in the Squidoo Tips Topic?  Today’s Squidoo lensmaster in the spotlight is Tim aka thefluffanutta with 19 Squidoo lenses ranking in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Tips Topic / Category.

Over and over again, thefluffanutta has proven himself to be out front on the Squidoo SquidU Forum with helpful advice. You would expect that thefluffanutta would have the most lenses that have helpful tips. Thank you Tim, on behalf of myself and all the many Squidoo lensmasters YOU have helped over the years. It’s been good to have you there by our side.


Up next, is SquidooKimberly with 8 different Squidoo lenses in the Top 100; followed closely by Macs with 7; and both Greekgeek and Tipi each with 6. MeganCasey has secured 5 spots in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Tips Topic / Category. And then there is Sojourn with 3.

Several Squidoo lensmasters have secured 2 spots each in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Tips Topic / Category. Alphabetically, these Squidoo lensmasters include bdkz, flighty02, JaguarJulie, jeffryv, lakeerieartists, Loyalis, N376, RickyRobi, SammySpam, skiesgreen, stargazer00, AND triathlontraining.

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in Top 100 of Squidoo Tips Topic Category
Two of my Squidoo Tips lenses are in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Tips Topic / Category. They are two particular Squidoo lenses that I really think deserve to be there, you know? Squid Angel -- Blessings to YOU! and How to Squidoo -- A Step-by-Step Primer.  I have devoted a lot of my time on Squidoo to making MORE helpful Squidoo tips lenses which I think are worthy of being in that Top 100.  They cover a variety of helpful topics and show creative ways to use certain Squidoo modules or building blocks; like that "my lenses" module that I really like.

So, here is my commercial time-out to share with you these other very helpful Squidoo lenses in the Squidoo Tips Topic Category, by Jaguar Julie.  Maybe one day they will see the light of day?  ;)
  1. Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens
  2. Keywords Search -- What Brings in More Traffic
  3. Diary of Requested Features for Squidoo
  4. I Absolutely * Love * Squidoo!
  5. Squidoo Fans -- I * LOVE * My Fans!
  6. LOTD ** JaguarJulie Has How Many Lenses of the Day?
  7. Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power -- How-to Squidoo
  8. Buy Quality Lenses -- Created by Jaguar Julie
  9. Feed My Search -- The Module
  10. Squidoo Favorites -- Applause for the Squidoo Readers
  11. Jaguar Julie Top Squidoo Lenses
  12. Jaguar Julie Groupography

Today's spotlight focus on the very important Squidoo Tips Squidoo Topic is part of a continuing series of spotlight blog posts showcasing the many Squidoo Topics here in the Topicability blog.  Have YOU been following along?  Have you enjoyed the spotlights?  Have YOU been in the spotlight(s)?  More important, have YOU taken time to offer up a thought, suggestion or comment or something to tell us and the world that "you were here/there" and that you are trying to make a difference in the scheme of things?  You know?
Oh gosh and yes, I've written about the top Squidoo lens each day for over a year in Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... Are YOU just a little curious about what's been on top overall? And, have you already participated in THAT weird and slightly crazy Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?  Ah, see ya around folks!  May the force be with YOU and your journey be a pleasurable one and may we hope that YOU are making a difference in the scheme of things.  You know?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Well What ABOUT You and About Me

Hmmm, is that a rather cryptic title for this Topicability blog post?  If  you are from the United States, you probably get that; if you are from the United Kingdom, you might be thinking "what are you talking about?"  Remember my previous Jaguar Julie Blog On blog post, Who IS Listening I Wonder?
Well, I was wondering this morning "Who IS Listening?" And, more importantly "do they really get IT?" I honestly think that worldwide there is a bit of information and meaning that gets lost in translation. Sometimes you may have a humorous message and you wonder if that "humor" is totally understood?
Well What ABOUT You and About Me?

You probably noticed that I missed the first topic in the line-up, alphabetically speaking.  About Me.  Well, what about ABOUT ME?  Yes, indeed.  Today we are exploring the Squidoo Top 100 in the About Me Topic / Category.

Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in About Me Topic Category

Take a look at the Wordle tag cloud for About Me. Isn't it pretty? I think it is particularly COOL people that Lensography is the primary buzzword there. We have thefluffanutta Tim to thank hugely for coining the word Lensography! Thank YOU Tim! You rock and are cool people too.What buzzwords I'm seeing next are Things, Life, List, Love, Bucket, Make, Squidoo and Happy ... oh and a bunch more!  Isn't that cool, people?  What do you see there?  That Wordle summarizes the various topics of those 100 lenses in the About Me category, the cream of the crop.


And, here would be that lens mosaic of the Squidoo lensmasters with the most lenses in the Top 100 of About Me!  The one Squidoo lensmaster with the most spots in the Top 100 of the Squidoo About Me Topic / Category is Momtothezoo with 4 lenses. She is followed up by jptanabe with 3 lenses in the Top 100.

Eight different Squidoo lensmasters have 2 lenses each in the Top 100 of the Squidoo About Me Topic / Category. Alphabetically they are: Evelyn_Saenz, JaguarJulie, Kylyssa, LeanneChesser, Ramkitten, Tipi, WebSpinstress, AND WindyWinters.

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in the Top 100 of About Me Topic

Seventy-Seven Squidoo lensmasters have a spot in the Top 100 of the Squidoo About Me Topic / Category. Yeah I say! This is the best, so to speak, representation thus far of all the categories or topics that I have taken time to spotlight here on the Topicability blog. You know? Sorry for the editorial comment, but I do really really think that the ABOUT ME topic should showcase ONE lens each that is the showcase lens on each Squidoo lensmaster – I’d like to see ALL Squidoo lensmasters with a showcase About Me lens that would be featured in this topic. P.S. Of course we are ASSUMING that none of these are multiple IDs for prominent or other Squidoo lensmasters, you know?

So, here are those 77 Squidoo lensmasters who have ONE spot in the Top 100 of the Squidoo About Me Topic / Category – shown alphabetically: 24websurf, a_willow, aj2008, AlishaV, ArtByLinda, bdkz, bethd821, Boshena, cdcraftee, Cherrybomb2009, chloecavanaugh, dagsmith, damagedinc, dannystaple, DARdreams, d-artist, dc64, dfishbac, Dkprincess6, EverythingMouse, flowergardener, Flynn_the_Cat, Hillandglen, hlkljgk, Janiece, JDWheeler, jennerator, JenOfChicago, Jewelsofawe, KimGiancaterino, KNicholls, LindaJM, lindarandall, LittleCansofBeans, LoKackl, Lotusland, loveunmeasured, luvmyludwig, madjewel, makingamark, Marti, mbgphoto, MoneyPearl19, NanLT, naturegirl7, neverbobomalem, OhMe, PatrickBernauw, Pmona, poisonousangel, ponchomeg, Pukeko, puzzlemaker, rickybuitrago, RocketMoms_Graduates, Rokusan, RyanAndersonP, ShirlW, sixfiguremonths, spirituality, spunkyduckling, Stazjia, StephenC, Susan52, susannaduffy, Sylvestermouse, thefluffanutta, theraggededge, Timewarp, Tinw, ulla_hennig, unbroken_hope, Vacation-In-My-Head, vallain, watercarfuel, WordCustard, AND x3xsolxdierx3x.

This spotlight on the About Me Squidoo Topic is part of a continuing series of spotlight blog posts showcasing the many Squidoo Topics here in the Topicability blog:
Yes, yes, yes!  I've captured that top Squidoo lens each day for over a year in Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... Curious about what's been on top overall? Want to participate in THAT crazy Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What is Cooking in the Food Topic

So, here we are folks!  Do you wonder, "What is Cooking in the Food Topic?"  Ah, the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category! I don't know how many Squidoo lenses I might have authored which would fall into the food topic, but I can say that those have been some of my favorite. Favorite in the sense that I honor my grandma Julia Nagy for her love and for many of her famously delicious recipes. I've not shared ALL of those recipes yet, but may consider an ebook soon!

Take a look at these two Wordle tag clouds which image those Squidoo lenses occupying the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category!  The Wordle on the left includes all the mentions of "recipes" and "recipe" in the titles of those 100 Squidoo lenses.  Now, simply put, on the right, that Wordle has the scrubbed list of titles for those 100 Squidoo lenses, minus "recipes" and "recipe."

Wordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Food and CookingWordle: Squidoo Lenses in the Top 100 of Food and Cooking 2

Can you zero in on the Food and Cooking buzzwords in that Wordle?  Yep, Best is the top banana!  Next up is Cake quickly followed by Cupcakes!  Then, more buzzwords are Absolute, Chicken, Best-Ever, Easy, Salad and Decorating among others.  Fun, wasn't that?


The one Squidoo lensmaster dominating the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category is rms Robin with 13 Squidoo lenses occupying a treasured spot in that Top 100 of the topic. Congratulations rms Robin!

Next up is Squidoo lensmaster Laddoo who has 6 Squidoo lenses occupying a spot in that Top 100 of the topic. Bravo Laddoo!

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in the Top 100 of Food and Cooking
Holy Moly Batman and Robin, but I finally made the line-up here in Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category with a "humble" 5 Squidoo lenses occupying a spot.  Oh, that’s JaguarJulie folks and also there is Treasures-By-Brenda with 5 Squidoo lenses.

One Squidoo lensmaster, beeobrien has 4, followed by enslavedbyfaeries AND The-Cooking-Mom each with 3.

There are quite a number of Squidoo lensmasters each with 2 Squidoo lenses in that Top 100 of the Food and Cooking Topic / Category. They are: chefkeem, clouda9, Craftyville, danthemans, EbizTaxTips, EverythingMouse, hlkljgk, JonitasKalimpo, AND MiaBellezza.

Some 43 Squidoo lensmasters each have ONE Squidoo lens in that Top 100 of the Food and Cooking Topic / Category. They are: chefkeem, 24websurf, cbs, CherylK, CoffeeBreaker, DessertLover, DMedley, Euryale, flighty02, giddygabby, GonnaFly, GypsyPirate, HorseAndPony, Intuitive, JackieLee, Janet21, Janiece, jeffwend, jkvkdailey, Jodi_k, kab, Kate-Phizackerley, KimberlyDawnWells, kiwisoutback, LakeMom, melody-thacker, msbaby, mulberry, NAIZA, naturegirl7, nDee, Noadi, relache, riff999, Rockett, Sojourn, sonis, splendidbaker, stargazer00, susannaduffy, Sydp, ThomasC, Victoria_Neely, AND Wednesday_Elf.

Gosh, I'll bet YOU didn't know that there were that many TOP chefs at Squidoo, did you?  I do happen to see my favorite chef in that list!  He knows WHO he is!

Ladies and gentlemen, may I tell you honestly that I put off looking at the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category because many of my lenses used to rank much better in that food category.  But, things change you know?  Whilst the traffic, sales, clickouts and other stats MIGHT seem to warrant better positioning for those food lenses, something else seems to keep pushing those lenses down, out of the Top 100.  Maybe it is the absence of Squid Angel blessings or something? 

Those 5 Squidoo lenses of mine that were lucky enought to hit the Top 100 of the Squidoo Food and Cooking Topic / Category are:
  • Stuffed Cabbage *
  • Eight Layer Salad -- A Delicious Recipe
  • What is Basa?
  • Healthy Sandwich Recipes
  • Chicken Red Curry -- Thai Style!
### TIME FOR SOMETHING ELSE ###

This is just one in a series of spotlight blog posts showcasing the many Squidoo Topics in the Topicability blog:
Day in and day out ... I've profiled the top Squidoo lens and boy are my arms getting tired! You know jelly bean?  Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... Curious about what's been on top overall? Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in THAT crazy Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

What is Topicable in Shopping

OK, OK already!  I surely do hear ya.  So  you want to go Shopping?  Sorry that I have taken a bit of a time to focus on this particular Squidoo Topic of Shopping.  To me, Shopping is like my middle name ... but the type of shopping that I do is not the traditional brick and mortar shopping.  I am an internet shopper and have been a personal shopper for quite a few people worldwide!

Turning our attention today to the Top 100 of Squidoo lenses ranking in that Shopping Topic / Category, I will HONESTLY tell you that I am a bit surprised that this Wordle resembles yet another Wordle.  Can you guess which one; i.e., which OTHER Squidoo Topic / Category has a similar wordle?  [Check out the Wordle in this previous blog post.]

Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in Shopping Topic

What Shopping buzzword jumps out at you?  Wedding?  Well, that is interesting I think.  I'm seeing Ideas, Best, Perfect, Fashion, Twilight, Party, Theme, Bags and perhaps Laptop.  Does any other buzzword POP for you?  That Wordle tag cloud can sure be interesting when imaging themes and topics, you know?

Here is our lens mosaic of the Squidoo lensmasters and their Squidoo lenses which occupy the most spots in the overall Top 100 in the Squidoo Shopping Topic / Category.


Today’s Squidoo lensmaster in the spotlight with 8 Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Shopping Topic / Category is EternalFlame. Congratulations EternalFlame! I don’t believe we have met yet?

Next up is enslavedbyfaeries with 6 followed by mulberry with 5. ClassyGals AND mynameiskate each have 4 Squidoo lenses in that Top 100 of Shopping.

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in Top 100 of Shopping Topic

Those Squidoo lensmasters with 3 each are babygirlboutique, GroovyFinds, SusanVillasLewis, AND TheLeftFitz. Nine Squidoo lensmasters each have 2 Squidoo lenses in that Top 100 of the Shopping Topic / Category: Bus_Stop_Toy_Shop, calendarsblog, CosmeticMom, fefe, Jump4Joy, Pixelrage, pyle_mountain, RickBasset, AND The_Party_Animal.

Forty three Squidoo lensmasters have nabbed ONE lens in the Top 100 of Shopping: 88shoppe, arncyn, Bargainista, bdkz, BigGirlBlue, cherrychavez, Christene, Christy_WYO, cjsysreform, dagsmith, daoine, ddixonart, Eddron, EllenC, EuroSquid, flowski, gods_grace_notes, Hope, ikea-furniture-catalogue, JaguarJulie, JasonE, JonathanStone, KokoTravel, LaToya998, leggleston24, Lou1842, missminny, nekoneko, Nibbled, ottoblotto, Papier, PatrioticTees, PoisonPinkLemons, sema, Senora_M, tandemonimom, titanium_knights, TShirtFrank, Victoria_Neely, Wii-For-Kids, wizzyfx, YesStyle, AND ZazzleEnchante.

Yours truly nabbed just one spot in that Top 100 in the Shopping category with Swimdresses -- Find the Perfect Swimdress That Suits YOU.

This is just one in a series of spotlight blog posts showcasing the many Squidoo Topics in the Topicability blog:
Day in and day out ... I've profiled the top Squidoo lens and boy are my arms getting tired! You know jelly bean?  Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens ... Curious about what's been on top overall? Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in THAT crazy Hey Monkeybrain debate of mine about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

The Tops in SEO and Affiliate Marketing

Thanks to that very special Squidoo lensmaster er Squidoo friend of mine who asked for a run-down on the Top 100 lenses and lensmasters in the Squidoo SEO and Affiliate Marketing Topic / Category! I sure do appreciate you taking time to make a personal request, and secondly, I appreciate the fellowship! Thank YOU.

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the internet, we undoubtedly get to hear lots and lots of information about SEO, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, researching keywords, and of course affiliate marketing.  People are always wanting to hear tips on how to be successful with affiliate marketing.  It can be a bit of a science, you know.

Well, nothing mysterious about who or what when talking about the Top 100 lenses and lensmasters in the Squidoo SEO and Affiliate Marketing Topic / Category! Here is that Wordle tag cloud which creatively summarizes all those 100 Squidoo lenses in that Top 100:

Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in SEO and Affiliate Marketing

The buzzwords there include Free, Squidoo, Affiliate, Get, Best, Backlinks, Article, Traffic and URL. And, then a host of other secondary buzzwords.  Yep, FREE!  I sure do like free; i.e., free information.  You CAN find so much on the internet for FREE.

So, what about the Squidoo lensmasters with those lenses in the Top 100 of the Squidoo SEO and Affiliate Marketing Topic / Category?  Today's lens mosaic is presented just a little differently than previously.  The Squidoo lensmasters with the most lenses in the Top 100 are listed alphabetically and colorized by number.  See if you can figure it out.


Looking at all the various Squidoo lensmasters with lenses in the Top 100 of the Squidoo SEO and Affiliate Marketing Topic / Category, the spotlight is on Pixelrage who has 5 Squidoo lenses in the Top 100. Congratulations to Pixelrage!

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in the Top 100 of SEO and Affiliate Marketing
Two Squidoo lensmasters have snagged 4 spots each in the Top 100. They are MrLewisSmile AND PotPieGirl.  Four Squidoo lensmasters have snagged 3 spots each in the Top 100. They are kiwisoutback, LuckySeven, monopoly, AND thefluffanutta. Six Squidoo lensmasters have snagged 2 spots each in the Top 100. They are Brandon_Vogel, draik, glenanail, Greekgeek, lisadh, AND Rajays.

There is a bit of a majority of Squidoo lensmasters; i.e., 63 in total, occupying one spot in the Top 100 of the Squidoo SEO and Affiliate Marketing Topic / Category.   You know, this brings up a VERY sensitive topic that often touches the nerves of Squidoo lensmasters worldwide.  It is not readily known if any of these are multiple IDs for more prominent Squidoo lensmasters as that information is not public information per se.  Some lensmasters have made suggestions on revealing that information and making it public; whilst others have said to keep it private.

These 63 Squidoo lensmasters are: 1SquidAddict, adwords-marketing, aj2008, amandakjones, Amitabh1702, AndrewMinalto, Avitosa, blogmoney, Chadrew, chrgr, Cinetech, creck, diamania, ejob, Elee, Energale, fefe, FreeBeeQueen, Giamatti, GPSglobal, henrymiller, hooman, inkserotica, JaguarJulie, JJC13, kameleon, kenc, Ladymermaid, laptopshopper, LindaJM, longestonline, lyrickat21, mommahawk, mulberry, N376, Neccia, OliviaH, oliviavanlogum, pmolinero, Police, PyrogenicMedia, redflea13, RedMarketeer, RinchenChodron, rleong, RyansCCS, Sadheeskumar, San1, sconsult, seowebdesigntips, ShaneB, sobriety, Steve-SEO-UK, StuartStirling, StyleCampaign, supermom_in_ny, tomj, triathlontraining, Trioman, wahguide, williamjfield, WorkAtHomeTruth, and Zacman555.

Hey Monkeybrain! I did happen to nab ONE spot in the Top 100 of SEO, quite surprisingly! Google vs Yahoo -- Which SIDE Are You On?

So, have YOU been following the spotlight blog posts of the Top 100 in the various Squidoo Topics?  Just in case you missed it, here are the rest of the topics that have been profiled on the Topicability blog:
And, yes indeed -- day in and day out ... I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens.  Curious about what's been on top overall? Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

A special thanks to my Topicability readership base!  You know, I just presented my Squidoo worldwide readership base over at Jaguar Julie Blog On.  Did you catch it?  Oh, who is listening I wonder?

Monday, June 28, 2010

What POPS with Pop Culture and Celebs

Today in the Topicability blog, we are spotlighting the hugely fun and topicable topic of Pop Culture and Celebs! Ladies and gentlemen, may I say it was like rolling the dice to see if I get snake eyes or perhaps 2 sixes you know?

What I mean by that, I was thinking to myself, I wonder WHO will outweigh the other in the topics that occupy the Top 100 of the Squidoo Pop Culture and Celebs topic / category. Will it be Lady GaGa or will it be Megan Fox?  Gosh, and wouldn't that be a great Hey Monkeybrain debate folks?  That is, Lady GaGa or Megan Fox -- Who is the Bigger POP Star? 

Take a look at the first Wordle tag cloud:

Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in Pop Culture & Celebs Topic
Well, "Actress" was really popping out at me along with "Tattoos" ... so I opted to do a "scrub" of those titles in the Top 100 of the Squidoo Pop Culture and Celebs topic / category to see if we could zoom in on either Lady GaGa or will it be Megan Fox? Take a look at this second Wordle.

Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in Pop Culture and Celebs

Yeah, yeah, I know! Tattoos are popping out at us. Oh gosh, YOU must surely know that I've talked about tattoos if only to do a singular Squidoo lens to debate Twitter vs. Tattoo -- Which is MORE Popular?

So, after the big old Tattoos, I'm seeing Lady next followed closely on her heels by Gaga AND Megan.  I honestly can't tell if one lady has the edge over the other one!  We can also detect Celebrity, Fashion, Twilight, Newest and Character along with a host of other topicable words/topics!  Wow, how cool to see so many topicable hot pop topics!  I enjoyed that.

Today’s Squidoo lensmaster in the spotlight is xtnshun! Congratulations to xtnshun for snagging 20 spots in the Top 100 of the Pop Culture and Celebs Topic on Squidoo! That’s quite an accomplishment.


Do you know that xtnshun has profiled many top Pop Culture icons over the years!  Here is that Wordle tag cloud of the Squidoo lensmasters dominating the Squidoo Pop Culture and Celebs topic / category.  The Wordle shows just those Squidoo lensmasters with Top 100 lenses in that particular topic / category.

Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters with lenses in Top 100 Pop Culture and Celebs Topic
The next group of Squidoo lensmasters in the spotlight include wwkeen with 6 lenses; Tipi with 5, lou16 with 4, and both kab and wishfulthinking777 have 3 lenses in the Top 100 of the Pop Culture and Celebs Topic on Squidoo!

Six different Squidoo lensmasters have 2 Squidoo lenses each occupying spots in the Top 100 of the Pop Culture and Celebs Topic on Squidoo! These Squidoo lensmasters are BoomChi, CDT, Haiku, hanjee, JerryK, and SusanVillasLewis.

Forty-seven different Squidoo lensmasters each have ONE Squidoo lens hit the Top 100 of the Pop Culture and Celebs Topic: 80sGirl, arncyn, BecomeGorgeous, BigGirlBlue, bruzzbuzz, charlino, Cherrybomb2009, chrisdavidson83, Christene, CosmeticMom, dagsmith, durrob, enslavedbyfaeries, Flynn_the_Cat, Graple, isabella, j_barnhart4, JaguarJulie, Janet21, jasoncooper1, jingco, J-James25, JustBon-Crochet-Designs, juzd, KathyMcGraw, Kharadriisa, KimGiancaterino, mastermambo, Michelle_L, MikkiGVee, ojosazules, omegle, PotPieGirl, Recession-Proof, relache, rentap, SemperFidelis, shrink, SoyCandleLover-Maker, StephenC, Susan52, Suzie-Shine, teena22, Timewarp, Treasures-By-Brenda, triathlontraining, WindyWinters.

You have probably picked up on the fact that I have been profiling the Top 100 of the various Squidoo Topics.  Here are the rest of the topics that have been profiled on the Topicability blog:
I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?  

    Sunday, June 27, 2010

    Hey People - It's About the People Today

    The Topicability blog has been spotlighting the Top 100 Squidoo lenses and lensmasters and taking a closer look at who, what, when, where, and perhaps why and how. The cornerstone of Topicability after all is "to be topicable :: that which is relevant, of current interest, contemporary, spot-on!"

    Today we are turning our attention to the People Topic / Category of Squidoo.  We are looking at the various Squidoo lenses which have secured a spot in that Top 100 of the People Topic.  As I normally am thinking PEOPLE and different people ... throughout history, in politics, leaders, celebrities, actresses, models, stars, criminals and then some more people, I found it surely interesting to see this was the Wordle tag cloud today for that People Topic / Category of Squidoo.

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in the People Topic Category
    Looking at this Wordle tag cloud, what really jumps out at me is Wedding!  Oh wow.  Wedding is dominating that People Topic, isn't it?  Then I see Quotes, Speeches, Toasts, Signs, Free, Maid, Sample, Women, Father and Cheating.  Isn't that interesting?  I don't see too many PEOPLE there which I really think is quite odd indeed.  After all, isn't the topic of people pretty straightforward?


    The Squidoo lensmaster in the spotlight today in the People Topic is EasyW who has 6 Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of that category.  That's not quite as many lenses dominating a particular topic as we've seen in our previous blog spotlights for some of the other showcased topics.  All of these 6 lenses are on Weddings and related stuff.

    Oh, and here is that Wordle tag cloud that is automatically imaging the various Squidoo lensmasters who have their lenses in the Top 100 of the People Topic / Category.

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lensmasters in People Topic Category
    Two Squidoo lensmasters have 3 Squidoo lenses each in the Top 100 of the People category. They are hanjee and ThomasC.

    Quite a few Squidoo lensmasters have 2 Squidoo lenses each in the Top 100 of the People category and I can say that a couple of them I do recognize! Heck I found my name on that list, quite surpringly! These Squidoo lensmasters with 2 lenses each include audreylai, chrgr, CosmeticMom, ihearthiki, Irenemaria, JaguarJulie, kab, monarch13, photos, Sadheeskumar, spirituality, squiddles.

    My two PEOPLE contributions to this topic include  Gloria Steinem -- A Feminist Superhero #68 and Blondes Are SEXIER and Have More Fun #76!

    A rather sensitive topic of discussion on Squidoo is that of multiple IDs. I am saving my discussion of this sensitive topic for another date. But, what springs to mind, is the fact that multiple IDs can hide the fact that the same lensmaster is in the spotlight, but under a different ID. So, I can’t help but think, when I see a particular “topic” like say “weddings” or stuff related to “weddings” and lenses ranking in the Top 100s, I honestly wonder which of those multiple IDs is the very same lensmaster?

    Say!  You did know that TOPICABILITY is a portmanteau, right? Think of TOPICABILITY as:  Top + ic + ability   ...   OR   ...   Topic + ability   ...   I hope you get that.

    The TOPIC of discussion has been the Squidoo topics or categories.  We've showcased Parenting and Kids, Local, Computers Gadgets and Tech, and DIY Do It Yourself ... here is a recap for you! I hope you enjoy them as I've provided lots of Wordle tag clouds and lots of image mosaic lists of the top lenses.
    And, you surely must know, by now, that I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

    Friday, June 25, 2010

    Spotlight on Parenting and Kids

    Today, the Topicability spotlight is focusing on an important topic, Parenting and Kids.  Personally, I can think of NO other topic that should be at the top of our minds.  Where do we, as adults, turn for our introduction into life?  Our introduction into how to be good people, to treat our neighbor kindly, to be a better person?  How do we learn what is right or what is wrong?

    Much has been said about the fact that parents should have a license to have children.  It is difficult to be a good parent these days.  Kids have to deal with so many more issues than when I was a kid.  Not only is there peer pressure, but there is bullying in school and bullying on the internet.  It is huge how the internet has opened up bullying to not only kids, but also to adults too!  Not only are kids being bullied, but adults are being bullied too!  Cyber-bullying today takes many shapes and sizes.  You think you are safe in your homes, but that is just not the case anymore!  I've sure seen plenty of it. OK, enough about that already.

    I'm thinking, that the topic of Parenting and Kids on Squidoo should be able to address many of the topics from which parents would benefit.  How to be a better parent perhaps?  Or, how to raise great kids?  Or, how to talk to your kids?  Or, kids today need better parents?  Or, give that parent a license to have kids?  Well, you get where I'm coming from, right?

    Here is a Wordle tag cloud which has imaged all the titles of the Top 100 Squidoo lenses in the Parenting and Kids topic / category as of June 24, 2010.  Those Top 100 lists are dynamic, and constantly changing, usually.  So, this is the edition as of June 24th!

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Parenting and Kids Topic Lenses

    Don't you just love Wordle? I love how you can visualize topics to make an analytical assessment of creative content, or something!  What pops out of that Wordle for you?  For me?  I'd say I am focusing in on Kids, Birthday, Coloring, Party, Pages, Printable, Crafts, and Supplies.

    A huge wow and congratulations to our Pastiche aka Lee Hansen who nabbed 17, that’s SEVENTEEN spots in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category. That’s pretty huge folks.  Congratulations Lee!


    Coming up second in the number of spots is Janet21 who commanded 8 lenses in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category.  Congratulations Janet!


    Bravo to GonnaFly for securing 4 lenses in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category. Three Squidoo lensmasters have nabbed 3 spots in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category. These include: JJNW, WorldVisionary, and glossym.

    We have 5 Squidoo lensmasters who each have 2 spots in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category. These include: aj2008, janices7, MiaBellezza, The_Party_Animal, Lou1842.

    Here is that Wordle tag cloud image of all the lensmasters commanding Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category.  Our kids are the next generation to lead the people.  Thanks and a tip of the hat to these lensmasters who are writing quality content and guides to help parents be better parents.  Yes, indeed!
    Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters with the Top 100 Lenses in Parenting and Kids
    Forty-eight Squidoo lenses out of the 100 are attributable to 11 different Squidoo lensmasters.  There are 52 different Squidoo lensmasters who each have one Squidoo lens in the Top 100 of the Parenting and Kids topic/category.  No, I'm not in the Top 100 there yet.  We do NOT readily know which of those 52 different lensmasters are really multiple IDs for other Squidoo lensmasters who might already have other lenses in the Top 100.  Multiple IDs are really a major topic for another Topicability blog post folks!

    The Topicability Index has been focusing on the other topics or categories of Squidoo. Did you catch those posts? If not, here is a recap for you! I hope you enjoy them as I've provided lots of Wordle tag clouds and lots of image mosaic lists of the top lenses.
    By the way, I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

    Thursday, June 24, 2010

    It Is All Local Folks Oh My

    Hello folks. Today's Topicability blog post has hit the Local meter! What's local any way? According to my favorite Wikipedia, "Local usually refers to something nearby, or in the immediate area."

    Well we are turning our attention next, quite randomly, to the Local topic/category of Squidoo. And, we are taking a closer look at the Top 100 in the Local topic/category as captured on June 23, 2010.

    Yes, it is time for the Wordle tag cloud conceptualization of all those Squidoo lenses that made it into the Top 100 in the Local topic/category. Feast your eyes on this:

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Local Topic Lenses
    What jumps out at us?  Well, I think that would be Fargo, Park, Kabetogama, National, Voyageurs, North, Dakota, Squidoo, Best, Local and County for sure.  And, then some more stuff!  When I think of Local, I think Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Florida, Atlanta, and Georgia.  But, I really don't think any of those are in this particular Local Wordle today folks.

    Holy moly Batman and Robin!  Hold that Local phone for a minute.  Check out this mosaic image!  Gadzooks, folks.  We don't know how she does it, [ah, but we really do but are being diplomatic about it all] but Tipi aka TipiGal has snagged 28 spots in the Top 100 of that Local topic / category!


    Yes, today’s lensmaster that is hitting the spotlight is Tipi aka the TipiGal. It is a WOWEE that Tipi is scoring, laying claim to 28 Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of the Local topic/category. That is huge domination folks!

    Now, on to our next Wordle tag cloud ... Here is an automatically-generated Wordle tag cloud that has imaged all the Squidoo lensmasters who were lucky enough to snag a spot on the Top 100 of the Local topic / category!

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Local Category Lensmasters
    Not to be out-done, though, are a handful of other Squidoo lensmasters. The lensmasters making the grade, or scoring multiple placements of Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of the Local topic/category are: OhMe= 5, louiswery= 4, SemperFidelis= 4, and SusanVillasLewis= 3. And, these Squidoo lensmasters have 2 each: ChrisLloyd, Elsie01, KimGiancaterino, monarch13, pcuser, Ramkitten, and ThomasC.

    We do have a number of Squidoo lensmasters who have each scored ONE lens in the Top 100 of the Local category.  You do know it has been a TOUGH NUT TO CRACK for months to get a lens in the Local category! And, I know what I am talking about folks. You see, I have quite a few LOCAL topic/category Squidoo lenses, but a spot in the Top 100 of the Local category has eluded me for months too!

    I have ONE lens along with my Squidoo peeps: 1SquidAddict, aj2008, ArtByLinda, bobcrain, CDT, Christene, cleansweeping, daybreak, draik, EricOlsen, familymoves, Flynn_the_Cat, genglo, Hillandglen, hlkljgk, inkserotica, JaguarJulie, Janiece, JenOfChicago, Joan4, JonitasKalimpo, jptanabe, jsmyth, Kapalbility, KarenTBTEN, kiwisoutback, lumpy22, MikeTobias, MrLewisSmile, mulberry, naturegirl7, NatureMaven, NorthWestUK, OneFootPutt, Pastiche, PR_am, southshoretees, spirituality, steve866, Teddi14, triathlontraining, and WebSpinstress.

    HEY!!! Let’s hear it for ALL those Squidoo lensmasters scoring a spot in the Top 100 of the Local topic/category!

    Oh, by the way!  The Topicability blog has been concentrating on the TOP news of Squidoo lately.  You know, or have noticed, haven't you, that the blog is NAMED Topicability or Topicability, right? You did know that TOPICABILITY is a portmanteau, right? Here's what Wikipedia says about Portmanteau:
    A portmanteau [plural: portmanteaus or portmanteaux] is used broadly to mean a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes and their meanings into one new word. In linguistics fields, a portmanteau is defined as a blend of two or more function words.
    Think of TOPICABILITY as:  Top + ic + ability   ...   OR   ...   Topic + ability   ...   I hope you get that.

    In case you missed my most recent Topic + ability blog posts, here is a handy listing to check out:
    By the way, I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

    Celebrating the Return of Traffic Oh My

    Some of you have been following the Topicability blog for over two years. Today, we want to THANK YOU readers! You know, writing a blog can be a very fulfilling experience. I wanted to have that experience, that fulfilling experience daily ... but something else interfered, well sort of.

    You see, I have been engaged full throttle over at Squidoo, along with quite a few other Squidoo lensmasters. It's like a cult or something. It's like a huge social experiment or something. It's like something has gotten a hold of us. Our friends and families are signing up for a visit by the exorcist or something! Yeah yeah yeah.

    Well, since Squidoo has become a significant part of so many lensmasters' days, some get their panties in a wad [an attempt at some humor to lighten the tension some are feeling] when the stats don't update .. you know, when the actual, true and accurate traffic stats do not post timely to the dashboards. You can usually find MANY a lensmaster behind those dashboards ... beep beep, be sure to signal you all when stopping and changing lanes. No backseat drivers, please!  Oh me oh my, my turn to drive, please!!

    SO ... So, many of us will take time to submit bug reports. I love doing those because I was an ISO Internal Auditor in a previous life and I am one with bug reports and documentation ... but I don't want that to ever become like my job, you know?

    The lastest on the Topicability Index is the fact that the traffic stats bug has been captured; the autopsy is complete! AND, folks traffic ... a drumroll for the fact that the true and actual traffic has returned to our dashboards. Curious I was ... so I took a peek.

    Yes indeed! I can plainly see that traffic has returned to our dashboards ... take a look at the returning traffic to those top eight overall Squidoo lenses.  Here is a view of those top eight lensmasters' lenses courtesy of Squidaholic.  You can plainly see an uptick in traffic ... to some, it appears it is two times more traffic, or maybe more?  The mosaic image on the left showcases lenses #1, 2, 3 and 4 overall on Squidoo.  The mosaic image on the right showcases lenses #5, 6, 7 and 8 overall on Squidoo!


    By the way, I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

    Computers, Gadgets and Tech Oh My

    Computers, Gadgets and Tech Oh My!! Good day everyone! On June 23, 2010, we presented the Top 100 in the DIY, Do It Yourself, topic on Squidoo. We hope you enjoyed that visual presentation and maybe got some DIY ideas for the Summer months!

    Welcome to the Topicability blog post for today, June 24, 2010. It's Computers, Gadgets and Tech Oh My!  We took a moment, first thing this morning, to check out this category.

    It was a random pick of the some 32 different topics or categories on Squidoo.  You see, we are able to look at the Top 100 in each of those categories ... you know that is some 3,200 spots which are competing against each other for a nod in the Top Tier of 2,000 spots!  That means, some 1,200 Squidoo lenses, which can make a Top 100 topic/category placement, just luck out of a Top Tier placement!  We're thinking all those spots need to be Top Tier; how about you?  Yes, no, or you are thinking about that?

    So ... say hello to the wonderful tag cloud generating site, Wordle!  I surely do love my Wordle.  You know, a short while ago, I submitted a suggestion i.e. Requested Feature on the SquidU Forum for adding tag clouds to that very forum.  Oh, we had some interesting retorts, oh my!  Well, I'm still digging that idea despite some of my consistent followers who doth protest too much me thinks!  Hey, it's a good idea folks!

    I was wondering, maybe you were too, what topicable lens might qualify for a spot in the Top 100 of the Computers, Gadgets and Tech topic/category. Of course I had to do another Wordle tag cloud.  I do better with analyzing some data when I can see a visualization like this.  Heck, a Wordle is perfect for visualization of data!

    What is popping out at me in this Wordle visualization tag cloud are:  Photo, Best, Deleted, Top, Spy, Recover, Kindle, Editor, Card, Mac and a couple other techie ideas.

    Wordle: Squidoo Top 100 Lenses in Computers, Gadgets & Tech Topic

    Congratulations to dagsmith who has commanded an amazing number of lenses in the Top 100 of the Computers, Gadgets and Tech category with 18 Squidoo lenses ranked in the Top 100 of that one category.  Here is a visualization of that for you -- oh, it's not a Wordle though.


    Continuing through the Top 100, we have a few more Squidoo lensmasters who managed to nab multiple placements with their Squidoo lenses.  These include Pixelrage who has 5; JimH and Spyphone_Guy each have 4; jean99 and pkmcr each have 3.


    Last, but not least, each of these Squidoo lensmasters have 2 Squidoo lenses in the Top 100 of the Computers category: Abseaz, Crysis, GiselleSanchez, JamesRyan, KimberlyDawnWells, margin-strategies, MrLewisSmile, mulberry, nukemdomis, str8ballin85, UltraMilk, and webseitler.

    Oh ... and the final Wordle of today's Topicability blog post is a tag cloud visualization of all the Squidoo lensmasters with lenses in the Top 100 of the Computers, Gadgets and Tech topic/category as captured bright and early on June 24, 2010.

    Wordle: Squidoo Lensmasters in the Top 100 of Computers, Gadgets & Tech
    By the way, I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall. Or, maybe you are wanting to participate in my Hey Monkeybrain debate about Squidoo Stats -- Public or Private?

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    Do It Yourself this Summer

    We have passed the first day of Summer and are headed into another really long, hot Summer here in the state of Florida.  This afternoon, on my way home, I could smell a fire in the air.  You could see the smoky haze rising up from the steamy ground.  I'm not sure what was burning, or where the fire might be, but I know I'll hear about it on the news tonight.

    Turning our attention to some hot news on Squidoo, today I have selected the DIY or Do It Yourself topic/category.  Looking at the variety of Squidoo lensmasters there, the very first thing that jumped out at me, was the fact that 3 Squidoo lensmasters DOMINATED that category, hands-down.  And, it is quite coincidentally the very same 3 who were recently profiled in another Topicability blog post, The top eight Squidoo earners and those same 3 dominated the top of the earner chart!

    The roll call shows dagsmith with 17 lenses in the Top 100 of DIY, followed by pastiche with 11, and craftyville with 9.  Here is the line-up of their 37 lenses that occupy the Top 100:


    Taking a look at the top 3 lensmasters, along with the other lensmasters who had multiple lenses in the Top 100, we imaged that in this special Wordle tag cloud:

    Wordle: Squidoo top lensmasters in DIY top 100

    The next set of Squidoo lensmasters with multiple lenses in the top 100 of the DIY category include GonnaFly with 4, EasyW and Hillandglen with 3 each, and then 2 each for these lensmasters:  frances, kab, Noadi, and Studentz.  Here is the line-up of their 18 lenses:


    Rounding out the Top 100, are an additional 45 Squidoo lensmasters!  Congratulations to these 45 Squidoo lensmasters who each have one Squidoo lens in the Top 100 of the DIY Do-It-Yourself category on Squidoo for June 23, 2010:
    alteredkat, bcarter, bestreviews1, Christene, ClassyGals, Color_Expert, Comfortdoc, craftsbyalice, crosscreations, Cyrano_Smith, DMedley, Edmands, flowergardener, freebieBest, hempnecklace, Jewelry_Girl, jhofman, JJNW, Ladybird, LeslieM, Mickie_G, NaturalMindset, paperfacets, Playstation3-helper, Playstation3-HelpOut, PopTopLady, scrapperkare, securesite, SewingSuccess, sewjr24, shauna7084, smallfry, sonis, SophiesFavors, Sugar, teg, theshrew, TruffulaTuft, valerief, VeeZoo, webseitler, WebSpinstress, WordCustard, WorldVisionary, XboxFixGuide.
    Yes, indeed! We have imaged another special Wordle tag cloud to celebrate these 45 special Squidoo lensmasters on achieving a Top 100 topic lenrank! Bravo!

    Wordle: Squidoo lensmasters with one lens in top 100 DIY
    I thought it would be fun to do a tag cloud courtesy of Wordle for all the Squidoo lenses that hit the Top 100 of the DIY category.  You know, to conceptualize what type of a topic is worthy of a Top 100 topic placement. Check it out!  What jumps out at me, are Photo, Wedding, Origami, ClipArt, Coloring, Graphics, Patterns, and Free!  These surely sound like winning topics for lenses, don't you agree?

    Wordle: DIY Do It Yourself -- Top 100 on Squidoo
    Well, I surely hope that you have made some cool Summer plans!  And, if you are looking for some ideas for DIY projects, Squidoo sure has a lot of ideas!  By the way, I've profiled the top Squidoo lens, for more than a year on a special Squidoo lens, Squidoo du Jour -- The Top Lens, in case you are curious what's been on top overall.

    UPDATE: Speaking of DIY, you may have heard that I launched a new Google blog, Blondes that DIY? It officially launched in May  2014.

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    Who has got an eye on you

    For those of us who are Squidoo lensmasters, we are naturally very curious about our visitors; about our traffic; and about who has got an eye on you i.e. us and our lenses! For the most part, we lensmasters like to keep an eye on stats and can often be found checking things out via the public stats of squidaholic.com. You know, I did a Squidoo lens in March 2008 which seems quite topicable today, Squidoo Stats :: Public or Private?

    Squidaholic.com is precisely where we can check out those mysterious backlinks! You know, where it tells us:
    Find out who is linking to your lens. Tip #1: Make sure all your other sites, blogs, MySpace pages and Twitter and Facebook profiles are pointing to your lens. Tip #2: Ask your friends to lensroll and blogroll you. Here are a few webpages that link to this lens, according to Yahoo.
    Well, it was another lensmaster who had mentioned something about mysterious backlinks, so I opted to do my own poking around.  I started unofficially "studying" the mysterious blocks of backlinks that have been spotted on many lensmasters lenses via Squidaholic.com.  It was a very curious, "oh wow!"  I started spotting those blocks of backlinks on many "random" lenses.  However, what is funny, or WAS funny, was the fact that I  did NOT find those mysterious block of backlinks on any of my lenses!  Isn't that odd?

    It was suggested in the forum not to worry about these backlinks and that said mysterious blocks of backlinks were attributable to lenses being "top lenses" that have appeared on the Squidoo home page or splash page as some call it.  HUH?  I was wondering ... you see I've had maybe one or two or three lenses that were "top lenses" and would have appeared on that splash page, BUT, my top lenses still did NOT have any mysterious blocks of backlinks.

    On May 3, 2010, I commented in the forum:
    I have been looking at some pretty interesting "stuff" that I've not exactly figured out, but I would say that something is definitely UP with the traffic being mysteriously DOWN in Squidville ... whilst I do see some UP spikes in traffic with pretty mysterious backlinks ... can't elaborate just yet ya know! I'm thinking HQ can surely get to the bottom of IT though!
    On May 4, 2010, I commented again:
    Well, may I say I do think backlinks have "some" impact on lensrank in that technically we hope for good backlinks because they provide more exposure for our work i.e. our lenses which hopefully translates into more curious visitors clicking through from those very backlinks to visit our work i.e. our lenses. Yes?

    So ... as I was doing some "research" into backlinks, I couldn't help but notice a "block of backlinks" that seem to be mysteriously appearing, so says squidaholic, on quite a few lenses which have appeared in the top ranks of the categories ... so mostly seeing that same "block of backlinks" on the lenses which have experienced the HIGH traffic. Has anyone else noticed that? The "sites" listed in those "block of backlinks" don't sound like run of the mill sites that one would normally expect to see as a backlink ... you know?
    On May 5, 2010, I said this:
    Hugs ... yes indeed ... you have tuned in to that "block of backlinks" that have me perplexed in Florida today ... It is a hot and sticky day too! What's pretty odd ... I did lots of research to undercover those, but could NOT find them on my lenses ... but on many a top lensmaster with the top traffic or top 100 lenses. That got me to wondering ... how come that block was on so many lenses? The law of averages would dispel such an interesting observation as more than sheer coincidence ... you know?
    Hello, it was June 22, 2010, and my traffic was dipping into obscurity, as it has been doing for quite a few other lensmasters.  On top of all that, a former TOP traffic lens of mine, which was "targetted" [or whatever else you want to call it] for others to possibly emulate and get some traffic, well that lens started abruptly on its descent into the abyss, and will soon be a R.I.P. lens, oh my!  TYVM people of Earth!  Thanks for thinking of me in that way.  You really rock!

    SO IT WAS TIME FOR SOME OFFICIAL BACKLINK RESEARCH!

    I spent this morning capturing actual data. What I did? I picked, at random, one guy and one gal. I picked one each of their lenses to analyze for the block of backlinks. Both of these lenses, I am guessing, MUST surely have hit the splash page of Squidoo, although, no offense intended, they are NOT your typical top ranking lenses. I think there was some divine intervention at play. But, regardless of that ... I looked at each and every backlink available to me through squidaholic.com for these two random lenses.

    I captured all the pages of backlink data. Using first a Word document, I got the data into two streamlined, separate tables. Next, I transferred the data to Excel into separate worksheets. I stripped and scrubbed to get the data to be apples to apples, rather than apples vs. oranges ... oh, that's a Squidoo lens folks that I did a while back and YOU might enjoy it ... or maybe not.  ;)

    Then, I started sorting and tabulating to identify alphabetically the backlink websites, along with the frequency of backlinks; i.e., if they were providing more than one backlink for said "top rated" lens. Last but not least, I merged the backlink data into one worksheet and looked to see if the frequency of backlinks agreed between the two random lenses.


    FOLKS! I cannot make this stuff up!  It seems, this must have been a backlink "test" that was rolled out to specific lensmasters and specific lenses.  Not mine -- and I'm not sure if that is good or bad.  Maybe you can tell me?  What I cannot make up is the FACT that each and every mysterious block of mysterious backlinks JIVED between the two lenses ... i.e., with frequency!!!!  I have alphabeticized those blocks of backlinks, and color-coded by frequency; i.e. 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4, 6/6.  Yep, some were providing not only one, but two, three, four and even six each backlinks to those two top rated lenses!

    What the heck? So, were you and your lenses included in this block of backlinks test? Have you experienced a massive influx of traffic? Have your clickouts zoomed off the charts? Have your sales spiked upwards?  Are you noticing any upticks in Google PRs. What do you make of all this?  I wonder if the "test" is still actively going on?

    I find it very interesting, to say the least. Happy Tuesday everyone. It's gotten quite hot and sticky here in Florida and we will be having some nasty thunderstorms really soon.

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