Though I include photos on all my lenses and several are LOTD-worthy already (IMO), I know I need to add more imagery to my best examples for any to reach Purple Star-dom.
Reviewing even more lenses these days as a SquidAngel, I am picking up ideas and inspiration for improving my lenses. Frequent favorable comments encourage!
One of my goals is opening 300 lenses by the end of June.
Paying attention to tags and picking more popular topics will help, too.
I stay active on Squidoo mainly because I like to read lenses, besides crafting them. Also, I have so far experienced it as a community that fosters friendly generosity.
The monsters and trophies are making participating even more fun for me, though I don't usually like playing games.
Last year I started making lenses for others is a venture, taking it slow, informally "beta testing" the service with select clients while gradually researching the market. Soon, I expect, I shall start advertising.
Every week I scan the similar site HubPages and enjoy several interesting reads, so it puzzles me that I haven't been able to get myself to write more hubs. Maybe it is because my schedule is full enough these days.
January has been a goof-off month for me for years, but now February -- usually my kick-off month -- seems to be flying by!