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A Couple of Additions to my Celtic Music Series of Lenses

Since my Celtic Music: Lenses lens on Squidoo was named a Lens of the Day on March 16, I was pleased to see it get into the top 100 lenses on Squidoo. It got up to number 12 and hovered at 12 and 13 for over a week. While it was great to break the top 100 after almost a year and a half on Squidoo, its position at 12 and 13 tantalized me. Would it break into the top 10?

I decided over the weekend to get more proactive about that. I realized I hadn't made a new Celtic Music lens in quite a while, so there wasn't anything new to add to the lens other than minor tweaks here and there. So on Saturday I dusted off the idea of doing a lens for Celtic harpist Kim Robertson. She's from California and has recorded a fair number of CDs since around 1980. After a day of creating some new HTML and CSS codes to use in highlighting each CD, figuring out why the code wasn't behaving, and then creating a module for each of her recordings that are available on CD Baby and/or Amazon, Celtic Music: Kim Robertson was ready to be published.

Publishing that lens meant adding a new short module to Celtic Music: Lenses linking to the new lens. I also mentioned the new lens in a Squidoo forum, which got someone to visit the lens and since he or she apparently liked what I'd done, gave it a five star rating. The next morning, Sunday, I saw that the Celtic Music: Lenses lens had broken into the top 10 at number 8.

So on Sunday, I found another subject for a Celtic Music lens: Molly's Revenge, a Celtic band based in California. This one was easier. First off, they have seven CDs, so it didn't take nearly as long to get the modules for them done. I found five good videos on YouTube, so I was able to create a section below the CDs for the vids and label it "Molly's Revenge Mini-Concert." It includes a couple from their performances at Celtic Connections in Glasgow in January 2009. Of course, I added a module on the Celtic Music lens as well. This morning, that lens was hanging in at number 8.

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Tags: Kim, Molly's, Revenge, Robertson, Squidoo

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