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 firstname.lastname@example.org” 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.