"Grace O'Malley Irish Pub in Toronto" by Mike DeHaan
It's been a while, but I finally added a new Lens to Squidoo.

"The DeHaan Lens for Irish Pubs in Toronto" is my list of Toronto's Irish pubs.

Since I can't possibly visit them all, I need to take in readers' comments to make the list more complete.

Naturally, this Lens also gets publicized by "Find an Irish Pub in Toronto for St. Patricks Day" in DeHaan Services.

One Green Writing Tip for Irish Pubs

A gratuitous writing tip is: don't mess with the colours as much as I just did in the above title. Yuck.

The actual green writing tip is to engage your readers with open-ended questions as well as voting widgets.

In this case, I made a virtue out of necessity. There's no way to do all the research for a complete survey of Toronto's Irish pubs.

Rather than hide, and hope that readers will not be too angry, I admit several times that the list isn't complete. Then I invite comments so we can improve the article.

Frankly, I'm a bit ticked by the online articles that have a boilerplate close, "What do you think about [the issue]? Leave a comment below". It's just too easy to ask for those comments, and there's no guarantee that the author or editor will actually engage in the further conversation.

In this case, the article about Toronto Irish pubs promises that I will update the information as they provide it.

Even if you're the world's authority on [your issue], you might just learn from your readers. See if you can incorporate their feedback into your next article.

In my case, I hope to fill in a few blank spaces

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