Friday, April 2, 2010

My Favorite Online Yoga Videos -- "Lens of the Day" on Squidoo

Earlier today I was working on a more "serious" informative post for this blog, but....found out that my Squidoo lens, My Favorite Online Yoga Videos, has been named Squidoo Lens of The Day for today, April 2, 2010.

I am tickled by this!!

One of my recent hobbies has been writing informational pages, or "lenses" for Squidoo.   It's a weird name, but a fun website community to work with.  Squidoo is a "community website that allows users to create pages (called lenses) for subjects of interest."  (from the Wikipedia entry)   People write about anything they want to on Squidoo, usually about subjects that they're passionate about.

The "Lens of the Day"  "highlights a lens that stands out from the crowd, a lens that is unique in topic, approach, personality, tools or timing. Or, you know, just a lens that made [the selector's] day."

Most of my lenses are informational pieces about yoga or health (I haven't written many yet), but I created "My Favorite Online Yoga Videos" just for fun.   The "research" was enjoyable -- searching through YouTube videos (mostly) and choosing short videos, mostly related to Iyengar Yoga, that inspired me in some way or made me laugh.

I've placed links to my yoga-related lenses on the side of this blog, if you're interested in looking at more.

It is a "commercial site" and includes online ads, which I know some people are adverse to.   While I love teaching yoga, I can't really contribute much to our household income this way.   So I'm exploring other alternative ways to supplement my income.   Maybe "too much information" here -- but that's one of the reasons I've decided to give Squidoo a try (not that it would ever be a huge money-maker, is supplemental...maybe I can buy a couple extra veggie pizzas every now and then!).

Anway,  if you're interested, check out the lens and enjoy.   Some of the videos I've already included in other posts on this blog.   Here they're compiled in one place.

And now, back to writing more about the original post I've been working on (stay tuned).

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