I came across the idea of a squidcasting calendar over a year ago when I saw this lens - Keeping Current With A Squidcast Calendar. I immediately thought what a great idea and I started to send squidcasts more regularly. I actually get a good response to my squidcasts in general, but here are some tips I've found -
- Personally I only squidcast during the week - weekend squidcasts don't seem to get as much response (yours may however, this is just my personal experience).
- I do not send more than one squidcast a day as people get quite upset if they look in their Favorite's tab and all of the squidcasts are from one person - it does happen.
- I try and make my squidcasts sound interesting. My squidcasts are also sent as tweets so a heading like Just Updated My Lens or New Lens isn't something I use. Rather use something like did you know.......? or how are you going to celebrate........? Think of a squidcast as a cross between a blog post and a tweet.
- I check my favorite's tag everyday, but I don't look at every squidcast I recieve - if it sounds boring I don't look at it unless it's someone who's writing I really enjoy or it's on a subject I love. If the squidcast sounds interesting, however, then the chances are I'm going to love the lens it's promoting.
The other technique that is handy to use if you're blogging to promote Squidoo is a blogging calendar, now to be honest I have only heard this term this year - not sure how I missed it! I have started to write a tentative blogging calendar for my blogs over the last few days and I think it should work really well.
When I was taking the A to Z Blogging Challenge I knew that I had to write on something beginning with a particular letter of the alphabet and I found it a lot easier to write a post with that in mind (and the fact that these were niche blogs so the subject matter was themed). Quite often blogs don't get a new post as often as they should simply because the owner can't think what to write about..............at least that's the case with my blogs. A blog calendar helps to keep things on track (in theory anyways).
I'm going to try and start using these techniques more regularly and I'd recommend you did as well because they really are an organized way to promote your Squidoo lenses.