How I Got the #1 Lens on Squidoo

Z ListI asked for it.

Seth Godin was looking for someone to take over the Z List lens. I volunteered.

I want to do my best to make this lens as good as it can possibly be — so your input is valuable. Take a look, add your own site, vote. Thanks!

Click here to see The Z List on Squidoo.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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  • Hi Ray,

    Wow! What a challenge you decided to take!
    I was wondering how you were going to proceed to “moderate”.

    My 2cents would be to actually “reset” the counters (first start was a bit off, wasn’t it?), and find a way to avoid the negative votes. One IP address (or Squidoo subscriber) should be able to give 1 point per blog, this only once.
    Then probably let blogs of the list take their own blog off the list if they want to (this after authentication). I think this would give a positive kick to the list.

    PS : Very nice relooking of your blog! : )

  • Ray,

    Kudos on governing the fate of the Z-List (if they get really popular from this effort, isn’t it the Y-list?).

    I would say “what Luc said” but that wouldn’t add a lot to the conversation.

    Unfortunately with this many blogs – it does become more of a popularity contest as opposed to an objective evaluation of every blog. It’s a real paradox because Mack Collier who started the list wanted it to be an anti-popularity contest with underappreciated, under trafficked blogs…hmmm.

    Maybe if there was an ability for an uber Squidoo council to read every blog on the list and submit their evaluation, they might be able to get a mutiple of points for their effort – 5 pts. People may say this is undemocratic but I say if your willing to truly particpate and get involved (vs. strictly voting for yourself) then your vote should get more value.

    Also, send a tout to each member on the list asking to have a one liner explaing the motivation behind their blog that could function as their “vote for me bumper sticker” on the lense.

    Thanks for taking this on…Sean Moffitt aka The Buzz Canuck

  • If someone had the ambition to actually read all of those blogs they would have a million dollar education.

    What a great find, thanks for sharing it.