Squidoo was first suggested to me more than 6 months ago. I never quite got round to spending time creating my first lens. I should have done because I like the idea of being able to set up a web page on a subject. A blog or a web site is a big commitment - I know some of mine don't get updated as often as they should. A Squidoo lens is different though - it's just one pay so I can afford to set one up on a subject that's a psssing interest - like Ruth Lorenzo the X Factor contestant. I may maintain it for the next few weeks, then I'll drop it. In truth, a lens gathers together various materials on a particular subject so a lens may even save me time. Of course, creating a great Squidoo lens is a lot of effort, but then I'm not creating them to make money like some people do.
I wonder if I should go back now and give Ning another try. First though I need to get Twitter and Facebook integrated. That's the thing, each new site, no matter how good, carries and admin overhead if you want to keep everthing co-ordinated. And don't talk to me about the number of user IDs and passwords I have to remember!