I figured it was worth expanding on that. I don't mean don't put anything there, but:
1. Don't expect to earn decent income. Earnings have crashed hugely, and for many, many reasons, I do not expect it to turn around (certainly no sooner than any other article writing site might manage to climb up). It has long passed the window of opportunity and good will, and has removed or driven off or generally discouraged most of it's more serious writers. Those still on the site have generally pulled back, or are actively diversifying (as I was last year).
Squidoo is also increasingly focussing on farming enthusiastic newbies, and denigrating the 'work for money' aspect. They were started out as a place where you could theoretically earn a living, and now utterly deny those roots. This is clearly not a supportive, or transparent, environment for earning money, and they have been actively negative and obstructive when the question of earnings comes up. They have been encouraging the idea that people are lucky to write for them - at this rate, they'll be encouraging writing for charity, or paying for exposure.
Actually, at least one of their recent initiatives (from last time I paid any attention), did not earn any money at all, something which was carefully omitted when hyping it up.
2. Don't put anything up if you are invested in getting it published, as you will run into problems and spend far too many hours trying to get one thing published, only to see it automatically locked for an unknown reason. This will be exhausting, emotionally draining, and not financially worth it. I saw so many people get caught up in the hamster wheel of these, and resolved just not to bother when it was my turn (I did hit a fair few filters that I usually just waited out, because I knew my content was either good, or not worth the effort. They usually ended up being adjusted eventually. This has happened less and less, though, as the filters get more unreasonable - they were generally of the 'can't republish' kind, not the 'locked!!' kind).
The support team is great - IF you ever get a reply. But mostly you won't, and if you do, it is often so late that it is no longer applicable. The only way to actually get help is to contact a named and known HQ member directly (something you are not supposed to, and should not have to, do). That can randomly get you instant help. Locked lenses, the worst scenario of all, generate the worst response rate - probably because they are locking SO MANY, and don't want to acknowledge that most are wrong. They would rather you frantically rewrite and republish until you trick it into working from your end (or delete and create a new page, which will get locked for duplicate content - many of the flags can be caused by things outside of your control (e.g. someone copying your content), or are unable to magically 'know' or are appropriate on a variable basis and not a reliable indication of good or bad content (such as keyword density!).
3. Don't put serious content there (e.g. major money makers, articles you care a lot about, stuff you want to link to and build on), or expect it to be somewhere you can invest a chunk of time into and then move on.
- Squidoo is now focussed on 'lite' content, and rewards churning that out. Write a pretty piece with gushing and 'personalisation', then move on.
- Squidoo is hugely unreliable as a host now. So if you want to rely on your work a) earning, or b) remaining accessible and fully readable (entire chunks of content and code can vanish forever when they "improve" things. They do not seem to believe in beta testing, or warning people in advance).
- Squidoo is weighted towards constant engagement and hugely penalises disengaged writers. If you don't stay 'active', you will fall behind and your account will be penalised in various ways. It will become extremely difficult to catch up and fix everything that happens. Among other things, you have to update lenses regularly to get a freshness boost, and they have started shifting a lot of activity to Facebook and social media. Featured work tends to be from people who interact with the specific staff that feature things. That's not even touching on the vast rate of changes in the rules for content and behaviour, and the technical side of things.
- they have frequent 'Squidoo surprises' (sudden new initiatives, overhauls or 'fixes' that are rarely, or never pre-announced, and tend to have a very major, often unforeseen and negative, effect on existing content). They also tend to favour new projects over old, yet proven, approaches, often at the expense of existing content. These projects are frequently abandoned, so most people learn not to throw too much effort into them. In fact, Squidoo prefers to just move on from problems in general, rather than analysing what went wrong and investing the time and resources needed to make it work.