Penolopy Bulnick Leaving Instructables Staff

That's right.  It is time for Penolopy Bulnick to move on. 

Who is this Penolopy Bulnick fella?
Well, even if you don't know who I am, I have been around for the past few years, lurking in the shadows. 
I chit chat with all of you through comments, I help those of you who have trouble posting (even if you don't want the help), I release your awesome projects when they get caught in the filters, I post to our Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest pages, I create the newsletter you get 3 times a week, I help assemble and edit the print books we have done through Skyhorse Publishing, and I create crazy sugary projects in my spare time :)

What are you going to do now?  Do you think you could actually get another job as awesome as Instructables?
No :)  Nothing can replace the awesomeness that is Instructables and its community, but I'm sure going to try.  I don't have any finalized plans yet, but you may yet still see me around!

I just wanted to let everyone know that even though I want to help you on the site forever, I will not be able to from now on :(

I love you all.
Goodbye :)  (after Friday, I'm still around till Friday)

(I copied Scoochmaroo's use of a bye bye gif)

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Its sad to hear you leave, but I'm glad you will be around :)

sabu.dawdy1 year ago

you will be missed :(

So sorry to see you go! You are singlehandedly responsible for many of the projects I've done, since you encouraged me to do them!

Just saw this and couldn't believe it. :(

We'll miss you Penolopy! Best of luck for whatever comes next!

Will you still be an active site user?

mikolynn2 years ago

Ooohh! We miss you!

Good luck in your projects!

Attmos2 years ago

WOW!???!!?! This is shocking... just ... shocking... I'm shocked!

No, it's understandable; everyone has to move on and make changes in life. Thanks for everything you have done. I really hope you keep submitting because you always make me smile. Good luck in your future.

Matt (Attmos)

rjkorn2 years ago

sorry to hear you are leaving. Thank you for all your time and hard work and especially all the nice comments you posted on my stuff ;)

I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do!

Verticees2 years ago

We'll all miss you :( , and best wishes for your future beyond instructables!

gadget-man2 years ago

Thank you for the great work you have done here and the awesome instructables you have made.

You really will be missed :(

Good luck on your future endeavors .

zackmann2 years ago

thank you Penolopy, I've always enjoyed reading your newsletters, who if anyone will take your place?

mchau22 years ago

wish you all the best!!

cybercapri2 years ago

NO, YOU CAN'T LEAVE, CAUSE, CAUSE, CAUSE, who will write the newsletter??? Awe, sad face you are going... I hope you are leaving to go do something more exciting like find a cure for CANCER or something like that. I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do and I want you to know that I will miss you... Of course you don't know that I exist and that's ok because I know that you do... Take care and enjoy life with NO REGREATS...

Adeldor2 years ago

You have assisted me promptly, politely and with cheer. I'll be sorry too to see you go. Thank you and good luck!

febus592 years ago

Thank you for all the fun I've had reading the newsletters and checking out the projects..............Good Luck in your future endeavours.

akohli42 years ago

Instructables is the only email I get that I consistently look forward to. You've done a great job curating awesome projects... be proud. Hope ur replacement is as awesome!

goanna22 years ago

It's nice to put a face to a newsletter that I looked forward to so much. I am also sorry I never sent feedback - its too easy to forget to say thanks. Well, I am saying thank you now for introducing me to the amazing creative people on Instructables.

pie popper2 years ago

Awh! :( You have commented on a lot of my instructables, and I have to say it encourages me a lot!! Thank you for all your work here, and good luck to you as you look to new horizons!

doodlecraft2 years ago

Oh my, so sad! I just want to say THANK YOU! You are the one that found me and got me hooked! I'll still be stalking you on instagram! Take care and I wish you all the best success life can offer! :)

oh no... who am i gonna depend on for good recommendations on instructables :P

do take care and good luck in all your future endeavors :)

May the four winds fill your sails and lead u where u wanna be :)

I am so sad. I know that you will do great at what ever you set your heart and mind to. Best wishes and good luck.

persia1112 years ago

... Does this mean we won't be getting those awesome newsletters anymore? :O

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  persia1112 years ago

You'll still get them, just someone else will do them :)

dsteen12 years ago

So sorry to hear you are leaving, best wishes for your future!

I love the Kitty waving goodbye <3

Hey there! Your bye-bye note has more views than most projects. Clearly your presence has been valuable as an instructible staff. That IS some serious compliment. Good Luck!

Missing u already! All the best wherever u r goin!

Triclaw2 years ago

man this is weird its like your getting a funeral your gona be a member so its not really a big deal but everyone acts as you gone off to planet mars have fun with your new endevors and keep posting or you could mess with them and use a pen name

PitStoP2 years ago

Aww I'm sad now... I can't believe you are leaving us.. I will miss you so much.. =( Why Why!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  PitStoP2 years ago

I'll always be around :)

Always... Yayy.. Ok I feel better now... See you then.... =)

Well this is a surprise... A sad surprise... :( Good luck in the future!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nerfrocketeer2 years ago

Thank you! Sorry to go, but I'll always be around!

Hooray! You'll still be missed!
Kiteman2 years ago

I has sadness.

Kiteman Kiteman2 years ago

(You are staying on as a member, aren't you?)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Kiteman2 years ago


Just kidding :) I'll still be here!

My Comments summary only showed me that comments as far as the exclamation point.

I panic

Lol Kiteman panicking...

ahermidaUPV2 years ago

Farewell, Nicole!

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Darthorso2 years ago


Thank you Nicole, you helped me a lot.

Thanks for everything and best luck for your future projects.

Let me know if you ever plan a trip to Italy, me and a bunch of other authors will be happy to have you here for holidays! :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Darthorso2 years ago

Thank you! I hope to make it out to Italy someday :)

Let me know about thtat! :D

Best of luck, for everything

sunshiine2 years ago


I am reeeely going to miss you! I don't know why we think we can keep all of you wonderful staff members working here forever when you all are so adventurous. I hope the rainbows bring you a surprise pot (of gold) filled with everything you imagine would be perfect. Your hard work has been much appreciated. I hope we will see you around sharing more of your wonderful instructables. Stay awesome!


Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sunshiine2 years ago

Thanks sunshiine! Whenever you see a rainbow or eat way too much sugar, think of me :)

By the way, I have always wanted to ask you if you love cats and own one? I love them but have not had a pet cat for a long time. After I move I am going to get a lap kitty.

Penolopy I already have many times LOL. As a matter of fact I took this picture about a week ago and thought of you! We had a double rainbow just for you but the picture did not show the second rainbow. Hoping you receive many double or triple rainbows that will make you a happy girl!


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orator2 years ago

Thank YOU for all you've done in the past and GREAT luck in the future!

donwaldio2 years ago

Sorry to see you go. I do so love this site and what everybody brings to it including the ones that make it all happen. Good luck on your new journey, you hottie you:)

ASCAS2 years ago

Thanks for spreading joy, thanks for everything, we'll surely miss you! Best wishes!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ASCAS2 years ago

Thank you :)

dkhaliel2 years ago

NOOOO. Do NOT go. We need you. Instructables needs you.

No good can come of this. Do not take the magic away. Please :((

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  dkhaliel2 years ago

Time to move on! Change can be good, others will come in and you'll all love them :)

Good Luck to you in everything you do!, Your Amazing and I know you will do well in whatever it is coming your way :D

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  rollincaswell2 years ago

Thank you :)

markb7102 years ago

out of all the e-mails that I receive these are my favorite. I have enjoyed the vast array of topics. Thanks so much! for your influence and variety of taste. Best wishes. ;)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  markb7102 years ago

Thank YOU! I'm glad you have enjoyed them! They will continue, they'll just be made by someone else :)

Kurisutsure2 years ago

Thank you for all you've done! I hope your next adventure is amazing!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Kurisutsure2 years ago

You're welcome!

krummrey2 years ago

Keep up the good work, wherever that will be.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  krummrey2 years ago


conservator2 years ago

Best of luck! We will miss you a lot.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  conservator2 years ago

Thank you!

DiggingFox2 years ago

oh no! So sad. Love you too.

Have a great time, Penelopy :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  DiggingFox2 years ago

Thank you :)

NeuroChique2 years ago

Thanks for your awesome newsletters! All the very best!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  NeuroChique2 years ago

You're welcome!

bgipson12 years ago

Good Luck God Bless keep chasing rainbows

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bgipson12 years ago


deba1682 years ago

Its make me sad :(

Best of luck and god bless you..

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  deba1682 years ago

Thank you but don't be sad :)

Best of luck! we'll really miss you :(

Thanks :)

makendo2 years ago

that's too bad - but best of luck!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  makendo2 years ago

Thank you!

nvradeli2 years ago

Hi -

I have really enjoyed your newsletters. When I open my mail the first thing I look for is my instructables newsletters. You will be missed. I wish you all the best.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nvradeli2 years ago

Thank you! I'm glad you have enjoyed them! There will still be many more to come :) Just not from me :(

fozzy132 years ago

Best of luck to you in your future! Sad to see you go.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  fozzy132 years ago

Thank you!

groszek2 years ago

Ale, o co chodzi?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  groszek2 years ago

What is what?

talk2bruce2 years ago

We'll all miss you! Best of luck in your future endeveaors!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  talk2bruce2 years ago


Well wish ya all the luck in the world !!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

Buckshott002 years ago

Bye Bye! Thank you for the Newsletters

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Buckshott002 years ago

Your welcome :)

tamosan2 years ago

Good luck and wish you best :) take care

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  tamosan2 years ago

Thank you!

swetherbee2 years ago

I didn't know you by name, only by your deeds. I will certainly miss the newsletters, even though I never made anything. Will someone be taking over?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  swetherbee2 years ago

Thank you :) Someone will take over newsletters.

nick2222 years ago

Thanks for the awesome newsletters, wish you success on your new ventures!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nick2222 years ago

Thank you! I'm glad I could provide something for people to enjoy while I was here :)

cammers2 years ago

Good bye, good luck, take care. We'll miss you.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  cammers2 years ago

Thank you :) I will miss everyone too :)

BeoWulfe2 years ago

I barely knew ya... but I'll probably miss ya!

Happy trails and best wishes.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  BeoWulfe2 years ago

:) Thanks!

You've had a huge part of what makes this community awesome, and your presence will be dearly missed.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  DucttapeNinja2 years ago

Thank you! I have enjoyed every minute of it!

although it hasn't been long for me, i'll miss the support from one of my first followers:P good luck with anything you wish to accomplish after your great service to this site!

Thanks :)

Kuberkoos2 years ago

Whereever you're going, I hope you happiness and great jobsatisfaction.