Saturday, May 17, 2008

Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power

Expanding Your Lens Publishing Power :: A Squidoo How-To From a Mega Giant Squid! Hot off the presses of Squidu Review ...

Hello Lensmasters!The question is often asked on the forum, “How long is too long for a lens?” The answer varies, depending on the topic of the lens, the target audience, the types of modules, etc. However, if you are thinking about breaking your lens into smaller parts, or creating new ones to showcase new information, additional lenses can boost your linking power and give you new opportunities to get found online.

This week, Giant Squid Jaguar Julie teaches us how to expand your lens repertoire by creating new lenses from old ones.


Making New Lenses Out of Old Lenses

As Squidoo fanatics, many of us have loooooong lenses that we developed on our favorite topics. Is this the best way to go? There’s nothing wrong with a few long lenses, but many smaller lenses to compliment them can be very powerful as well.

When your readers notice that you have several lenses on one topic, they’ll be more interested in seeing what you have to say. “The more you have to say about one topic, the more people will think you know about it.” says Kimberly Dawn Wells. And, not only that, but “more lenses equals more links equals more opportunity to be found.”

You can take what Kimberly says “to the bank” as your Squidoo royalties will increase with more focused lenses too! How does that work?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device

Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device is TDF! Update: In October, Oprah gave her seal of approval with the $50 off promotion. I missed that incentive as I had already purchased my Kindle in June, well before Oprah recommended it.

As you've undoubtedly read, I am gaga over Amazon's Kindle -- the wireless reading device -- the hottest gadget in our household at the moment. I paid $359.00 in June 2008 for mine.

The experts and bestselling authors are buzzing about the Kindle Wireless Reading Device from Amazon! IMHO, the Kindle is the future of reading. Why pack a paperback book when you can pack your Kindle with a capacity to hold a couple of hundred titles? It's lightweight, wireless, and customizable with 6 different font sizes -- I like size #3!

My hubby too is pretty excited about this wireless reader. You see, he develops pressroom products for the Graphic Arts Industry; i.e. the PRINTING Industry -- this type of computer gadget CAN definitely impact the future of printing!

And, now I am testing out the experimental mode by browsing online -- that is pretty cool and a recommend for buying this hot gadget.

Cool features of this paperback-sized reader include:
  • Easy to read: Revolutionary 6" diagonal E-Ink® electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Display: 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale.
  • Portable Size: 7.5" x 5.3" x 0.7"
  • Lightweight and thin: Weighs only 10.3 ounces -- Lighter and thinner than a paperback.
  • Capacity: Holds over 200 titles.
Take a closer look at the Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading Device and you be the judge ... after our flatscreen LCD TV, laptop, DVD player, digital camera, and iPod, this is the latest techie must-have for our household.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Givenchy designer style

Givenchy :: A designer style that is a personal favorite. I simply adore the ever-appealing style of Givenchy ... It's Audrey Hepburn style that is so in demand today!

When I think of Givenchy, I think of Audrey Hepburn! I feel passionate about the Givenchy designer brand as it is my favorite designer line. Attention all you trend spotters: It is my prediction that this is a designer to watch and that there will be a resurgence in the brand.

Hubert de Givenchy was born February 21, 1927 in Beauvais, France into a wealthy family. Impressed by the 1937 World's Fair in Paris, young de Givenchy decided he wanted to work "somewhere in fashion design".

He studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. His first designs were done for Jacques Fath in 1945, later he did designs for Lucien Lelong (1946) — working alongside the still-unknown Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior. From 1947 to 1951 he worked for the famous avantgarde designer Elsa Schiaparelli. In 1952, he founded the The House of Givenchy.

Did you know that the Givenchy Nightingale made in Italy leather satchel is one of the latest IT bag of the stars? It's actually been popular for the past year and can be seen for sale on eBay in a variety of colors. I personally like to stick with basic black for this type of bag as it the classic color. Here is that bag in patent leather.

I have been a collector of Givenchy designer handbags, accessories, jewelry, and clothing for several years. In the mood to shop for fabulous Givenchy designer handbags? Check out my exclusive Givenchy Designer collection for sale.

Check out my article on Givenchy - the Designer.