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January 9, 2007

Is Squidoo remarkable?

Filed under: Cool Ecomm sites — estreet @ 2:58 pm

I want Squidoo to succeed. I believe in their mission to empower users and give to charities.

But when see a harsh blog from Seth Godin that describes the qualities of being remarkable, I can’t help but comment. Here’s an excerpt from his “remarkable list”.

2. Remarkable doesn’t mean remarkable to you. It means remarkable to me. Am I going to make a remark about it? If not, then you’re average, and average is for losers.

3. Being noticed is not the same as being remarkable. Running down the street naked will get you noticed, but it won’t accomplish much. It’s easy to pull off a stunt, but not useful.

Unfortunately, I think Seth is pulling a Donald Trumpesque publicity stunt. Equally unfortunate, I’m foolish enough to take the bait.

So here is my unremarkable list on Seth’s Squidoo.

1) I can’t login.
2) I was given a new password by Squidoo support which broke within hours.
3) I click on the “reset password and email it to” but no email for two weeks now.
4) I can’t find my lens on “Tahari” when I search on “Tahari”.
5) There’s no community forum or known bugs list.

I’d forgive it all if they would just let me back on Squidoo! Maybe I’ve been blacklisted.



  1. Hi Michelle

    You’re not blacklisted. And yes, we do have a forum (SquidU). And yes it’s pretty active.

    I have no idea why you are having password troubles, but if you drop me a note with al your details, we’ll work to get it fixed

    thanks for trying it!


    Comment by seth godin — January 9, 2007 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  2. Now that’s a remarkably fast and gracious response!

    Thanks and Squid On,


    Comment by estreet — January 9, 2007 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

  3. Wow, Seth is really on top of things. I saw your post at the message board and wanted to offer you some encouragment, but I don’t think I can top Seth! LOL

    I hope you will continue with Squidoo. It’s a shame when there are glitches that cause users grief, and I hope you will get yours resolved quickly.

    Best wishes to you!

    Comment by Marti — January 28, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks Marti!

    The login issue was resolved. It was a known issue of Comcast blocking email from one of their servers, the one that sends out passwords.

    Comment by estreet — January 28, 2007 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

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