The Clinic

Welcome to the clinic, a place to get help and constructive criticism on your projects. Here's a brief intro on what it is, written by AngryRedhead:

"Some Instructables don't get the attention that they deserve. Many times the reason boils down to presentation, and if the presentation is off in one way or another, an Instructable might flop no matter how wonderful the project is. The presentation of an Instructable requires a certain set of skills which involve story telling, technical writing, planning, and photography. Even the most experienced technical writers and photographers still benefit from an edit or an outside opinion. As an author, it's difficult to see the flaws and errors because your thoughts and experience fill the gaps that might leave readers puzzled. It happens to every author.

If you feel you have an Instructable that isn't getting the attention that it deserves and you would like some ideas on how to improve its presentation, please post a link to it! We're not here to tear it apart or to tell you that you're the most horrible, stupidester person in the whole wide world. We're here to give you ideas for improvement and hopefully get you more attention and recognition for your project ideas. Think of this like editing or proofreading which is something everyone needs regardless of experience, intellect, and knowledge.

If you would like ideas on taking your idea to the next level and making it bigger and more awesomer, please say that you would like this extra advice. You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best instructables have."

So... that's what this forum topic's for. There's a team of seasoned Instructables authors watching this topic, waiting to give you help!



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Kiteman2 years ago

Starting your first Instructable?

Trying to get more views for an existing project?

You need to read this guide:

https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-write-a-gre...

Focussed on getting Featured?

You need to be aware of this checklist:

https://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-C...

PLEASE, do not reply to this comment - you need to start a fresh top-comment for each new project or problem.

Caveat:
comments here are the opinions of those making the comments, and do not
guarantee that your work will be Featured or win a contest.

Hi, any suggestions avout my project? Would like to hear all of you!

If you want, you can vote my project in the arduino contest please :)

Thank you!

https://www.instructables.com/id/FGC-Train-Seat-Av...

webgeeks6 days ago

Any suggestions on this ible -

https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wireless-Char...

Thank You

That's a great looking project!! Looks like it has been featured. Well done :)

xp4xbox20 days ago

How could I get this instructable featured?

https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Python-Backdoor/

Matlek xp4xbox19 days ago

Hi! It looks like your instructable is quite specialized. Maybe you could write a more generalized introduction explaining what is a backdoor, why you have used python, and why you have decided to write about it (this way it is more attractive to non-initiated people).

And you could also add more attractive images and gifs (a keyboard, a mouse...). Because screenshots of the codes are quite scary if you have no idea what the code means.

The idea is to make your project accessible to everyone, and not only the ones that are specialized in python language. I think that would give more chances for your instructable to get featured!

xp4xbox Matlek18 days ago

Thanks, fixed.

Also try to provide at least one image for every step. It's not always essential to getting featured, but it is certainly desirable.

I was thinking about that, but I didnt really want there to be too many pictures. Il fix that.

watcan1 month ago

I have just made my first Instructable and I would love to hear what I could do to make it a better Instructable!

Here is the link https://www.instructables.com/id/10-Simple-Places-...

thank you!

watcan

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