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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 You can even post a link to an unpublished instructable if you like, but just remember, please check out the featuring checklist first since this will tell you all of the things that the best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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Kiteman1 year ago

Starting your first Instructable?

Trying to get more views for an existing project?

You need to read this guide:

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

Focussed on getting Featured?

You need to be aware of this checklist:

http://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.

taifur6 days ago

I published my Instructable. Could anybody please give some feedback to getting it Featured...

http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-2-LED-Lamp...

Hi, I would appreciate any feedback on this one: http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Engraving-W...

Thanks!

You need a better thumbnail. That's all I know :)

Thanks for the feedback! I have simplified it quite a bit, still trying to convey the purpose.

geekrex8 days ago

I posted this instructable recently
http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Plasma-Gun-Un...
And it is getting good views anyway to improve it .

I spend a month time to make 2 instructables, but somehow I can find it at any category, got quite few views (<20). Could somebody here help, thanks.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-Print-Ta...

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-DIY-an-in-H...

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-DIY-a-Voice...

It can take time for it to show up.

Meanwhile, I think you should add a picture to each step. This should increase your chance of getting featured. You probably know this, but featured Instructables get way more views...

We just posted our second Instructable. We'd love to have your feedback to see what we can improve and if everything is clear: http://www.instructables.com/id/Object-Interaction...

Thank you!

It looks like your links to how to make your table are broken. I would fix those things for sure.

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