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.
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...
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...
It took me forever to make up my powerful mind, but this year I completed the move of my oldest blogging endeavors to their own domains on self-hosted platforms. That also meant making the change from Blogger to Wordpress. The technical part went flawlessly, largely...
I write a garden newsletter now, which combines all my interests and new work, but mainly concentrates on the gardening part. Called 'Garden Enthusiasm', it's been pretty well received by my readers because they are pretty wonderful people. If you like the chatty part...
It seems like the word that rises to the top of every goal is "focus". Not without setbacks, since I went to the hospital two weeks ago, but with reminders that setbacks should simply help us to refocus better. One of those focal points is to be sincere about the...
Last year, as my income from google dived I started to look at a way to support my writing. I have been spending more on themes, hosting, even a bit of help setting up my sites on the new host. I still need to purchase new graphic software (hoping for latest version...
In Ilona's Garden What are the new projects? In Wordpress, I am trying out the Method theme on Gardenlibrarian.com. It is a premium theme and has a learning curve to master all the things it can do. I am considering changing over Ilonasgarden.com to this theme. I...
Aqua and Sand Vacation by ilonagarden featuring flora bella The background for the polyvore collection and the feature image is found at EyePoetryPhotography shop on Etsy.
Basically Anytime by ilonagarden featuring patent shoes Forever New lacy top, $41 / ASOS side zip pants / Topshop foldover maxi skirt / White House Black Market patent shoes / Suede clog / Proenza Schouler yellow leather handbag / Lord & Taylor marcasite earrings...
Sandy Beach Wedding Invitation 2 by ilonagarden Get a custom printed announcement from zazzle Latest sales on Zazzle above- finally making some sales! I've done an awful lot of background work on my sites, but trying to catch up with writing as well. Mostly, my...