I know it is confusing, but Squidoo permanently moved and merged with Hubpages. The Squids who could not transfer their name ( their present Hubpage accounts could not be used for technical reasons) had to choose new personas. That included me. This is the original account which will now have to be related to a niche so I can more easily keep track. See you on Hubpages!
I’m in the process of closing out the Ilona1 profile…it was a redundancy that didn’t merit continued effort.
A Writing Community That Replaced Squidoo
A new venture, just begun in 2013 is writing for Hubpages. This is another attempt to broaden my writing, community and online income. Many Squidoo lensmasters had articles on Hubpages, and when I read some of them advocating this line of revenue, it sparked the motivation to try it out.
Although quick to make pennies, it doesn’t even come lose to the income that Squidoo provides. I like the community there, but not nearly as well as Squidoo.
I am still on Hubpages, but it has never proved as good a fit for me as Squidoo. Does it produce an income? That answer has had its up and downs and I wrote an article, on the potential to make money on Hubpages.
My Garden Blog and Website Pages
I moved all the articles, and updated each one, to either the “mother site” Ilona’s Garden, or the garden journal.
Journal: Home Garden Companion
Main Garden Website: Ilona’s Garden
These moved to the Ilona’s Reflecting Pool site. Remember that? My very first site on the web… resurrected a few years ago.
Inside My Head
The topics from here also moved to the Reflecting Pool site.
Ditto for recipe pages. They are on the Reflecting Pool.
This topic was one that fit right into my Reflecting Pool.
A Short History of Ilona1 AKA Ilonagarden AKA Ilona Erwin Starting out creating a free website, I then followed the yellow brick road to...HERE! (How I picked up the name Ilona1). A little "about me". I am Ilona1: My "Other Brand Name" Remember Geocities? It started...read more
What is the connection you say? My latest work on Hubpages included reviews of the many detective shows I watch. Usually on Amazon Prime, but sometimes on PBS, or Netflix. (Catch your own prime membership:Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) My New Hubpage Chosen For...read more
Update on the Garden Enthusiasm newsletter.read more
Lately (the past six months or so), I have watched British detective shows obsessively. I have run through whole seasons, drinking every last drop of the best of the BBC. It was only a matter of time before I thought of writing a review of them. The results are two...read more
This post was originally a collection of fashion from Polyvore. As you may be aware, that site completely closed down with all images and forwarding broken. This post, and a few others on the site, was part of the "collateral damage". Every once in awhile the...read more
You might not be aware of the new pages at Ilona's Garden, even if you subscribe to the posts. I use the Wordpress "pages" format for much more than just the occasional index. All my favorite plant highlights are on their own pages, as well as categories of plants,...read more
I order my online life the way I always used to balance my real life: taking turns with intensive efforts that rotated through my obligations and interests. I can't say that it is efficient or applaudable, but I try to not "drop the ball". Presently I am making more...read more
After gardening for many years, it was time to write. That was more than a decade ago, when I decided to share as much of my accumulated garden experience with those coming after me, or with fellow enthusiasts. A small section of a personal website turned into the...read more
It's Going To Be A Great Year For Ilona's Garden Shop On Zazzle How do I know? Because in 2011 I started a whole new episode of designing products for the Zazzle store that I opened...oh, so long ago. But have only just began to actually create things in this past...read more
Hubpages is making many changes, as it tries to keep its head above water. It is hard to say how that will work out in the longrun. what I do know is that in the meantime, my scores on articles are in a downward spiral, with a very large number relegated to unfeatured...read more