Have you heard of Squidoo?  Apparently it’s been around for years, but it didn’t hit my radar until recently.  The basic idea is, anyone can go there and write an article about anything.  There’s a bunch of topic categories, some of my favorites being Food & Cooking, Home & Garden, Holidays and Celebrations and Arts and Design. I’ve been contributing to Squidoo for about a month now.  I was even lucky enough to be interviewed earlier this month and featured in Squidoo Debut!  You might wonder why I’m writing there, since I already have a blog.  There are two reasons.

First, on this blog I talk about crafts, sewing and recipes, which I love.  Once in a while, something else comes up that I might want to write about, but I just don’t feel like it fits in here.  Having another platform where I have different options for topics just lets me stretch my wings a little.  Don’t worry, this is still my first love.

Second, sometimes I’ll look back at a project I’ve shared here and wish I had done things differently or that I could cover it again from a different angle.  While that would make me feel better, I’m afraid it would bore you.  Writing for Squidoo gives me the chance to look at those again and introduce them to new readers.

Here’s what I’ve written about so far:

I started off with a little introduction of who I am and what I do.

Introducing Crafty Staci


That went well, so I moved on to a favorite recipe with a new twist.

How to Make Homemade Salted Caramels

Microwave Caramels - Crafty Staci

Next, I ventured into non-crafty territory with the story of the greatest vacation I’ve ever been on.

Taking a Road Trip with Teenagers

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I wanted to live up to my name, so I shared an all-time favorite, with instructions specifically for Insul-Brite.

How to Sew a Reversible Fabric Coffee Cup Sleeve

Sew a Reversible Coffee Cup Sleeve - Crafty Staci 1

Next, I combined five of my favorite cookie recipes into one article, each easily printable.

Unique Cookie Recipes

S'mores Cookie Bars - Crafty Staci

My most recent article, which I just published yesterday, is about my love for Gutermann thread.

Gutermann Sewing Thread

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If you have a desire to write, but aren’t ready to tackle the challenges of your own blog, I'd recommend Squidoo.  They’ve been very welcoming, it’s easy to get started and it doesn’t cost a thing.  I’ve got a big list of future topics to tackle.  I hope I’ll see you there!