Squidoo announced today that they were closing their doors forever, they did this just as the biggest shopping seasons of the year are approaching! As my best friend would say, "October Surprise!" but I don't think anyone was expecting a surprise quite like this!
The writing has been on the wall for over a year now, Squidoo started tanking right before Christmas 2012 and they have been declining in ranks ever since. Squidoo locked my account and stole all my money in March 2014; I was one of many top earners they locked over the last year. I consider myself blessed to have had all this time to move-on and prep myself for the big holiday season coming up - but for many of their writers, this is not the case. Many of the loyal writers that Squidoo had are frantically rushing to move all their content before its removed for them.
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HubPages is acquiring key content from Squidoo...
It was only a matter of time...
Talk about a vicious hamster wheel of abuse this last year...
- Did you fill out a new Squid Giant application?
- Did you build those new product review lenses they pushed so hard?
- Did you re-write all your pages over and over again to appease the ever-changing Terms of Service?
- Did you become a Squidoo Contributor?
Is there life after Squidoo?
Yes, I'm happy to report that life does go on after Squidoo. You will probably cry for awhile but I promise you if you can pick yourself up and dust yourself off, there's hope for you! I wouldn't move to HubPages, that's just me, I think that would be setting yourself up for the same tragedy you faced with Squidoo. Start your own blog!
Its too bad Squidoo had to do this to all their writers, but at least the abuse is over now.