Introduction: How to Say Thank You to Your Followers
You're an busy member of Instructables and other members are following you.
This is great. 'Following' is a nice way to stay in touch with the latest projects of your favorite makers and it's also a gentle way to express your recognition to other makers.
For some reason, though, you're deciding to fly below radar and to change cape.
To do something different.
Pollinate other flowers.
Shaving different wood.
Tasting new beer.
Ending the Instructables-thing, nam, it's been written.
This is great, also - at least for you.
But, you know that by doing this all those members will wait patiently your next Instructable, not knowing that this 'next Instructable' may take years to come. It's like a dog waiting for his boss, not knowing that he's been violently killed by the engine of an Russian airplane that crashed into his car earlier that day.
Something like that.
So, you start feeling guilty.
You'd better start feeling guilty, btw.
And you want to do a very last thing before you steer that plane below radar, into the beer you want to pollinate with that new shaver.
Step 1: Send Them All an Individual Message
Every member has a personal mailbox.
You can write your story down - honnestly & politely, a laugh & a tear - and send it to every follower.
If you have more than 3200 followers like me, this can take while.
Step 2: Skip the Individualism
Copy your first mail, and paste it in every next message.
This may look less personal, but you can always hope those members don't know each other personally and they won't find out.
But also, this, might take a while.
Step 3: Instructables!
Maybe the best option, you can just make a fake Instructable.
Every follower will get this 'next Instructable' in his list of updates and get it right away.
So, dear all, it's been a lovely ride on this site, but I'm definitely feeling the need to go below that radar-thing, for a while..
I've got a canoe that needs be build, for example. You'll find me here. Or elsewhere.
Thanx for all those years of support & constructive comment.
Never stop building.
Never. Stop. Building.