In this instructable I will teach you how not to make an instructable. Let's get started!
The first thing to remember when creating a bad instructable is to never use correct punctuation and grammar. Like this:
hey guyz. today ima gonna make this real cool ball rapped in thiz cleere tape stuff the ball iz made ov paeperz and stuffz.
Note the lack of periods and extra z's.
Step 1: Pictures
Pictures are a major part of all instructables. Therefore it is a good idea to have very few images. It also helps to have blurry and/or washed out pictures. Badly rendered versions of your project can also be made via microsoft paint as seen on the title page. here are some good examples of bad images.
Step 2: Content
Try to keep content to a minimum. Both project and writing wise. Here the project is a ball of cardboard fished out of the recycling bin with packing tape wrapped around it. Try making instructables that are completely self explanatory such as this. set a time limit of about five minutes for all projects. As for writing it is usually a good idea to copy content from Wikipedia as shown below.
first start by making a crumpled piece of cardboard.
Cardboard is a generic term for a heavy-duty paper. It may refer to:
- Card stock, heavy paper used for making cards
- Display board, Poster board
- Corrugated fiberboard, a combination of paperboards, usually two flat liners and one inner fluted corrugated medium, often used for making corrugated boxes
- Paperboard, a paper-based material often used for folding cartons, set-up boxes, carded packaging, etc.
Step 3: Presentation
It is always a good idea to rate your own instructable so as to tempt unsuspecting people with a good rating even if the thumbnail picture is bad. Not much else to say about this. Mostly because there isn't much you can do to make a bad instructable look decent. Anyway thank you for viewing Steampirate's guide to bad instructables. Leave a comment saying what the worst and most grievous instructables sin is. Thanks!