"this is my first Instructable, so plz be nice!"
And so we begin...
Step 1: The prime directive / General Order #1
- Never forget this.
- Don't think about anything else.
- Nobody reads Terms of Service, so you can save save yourself some time instantly by ignoring the full TOS and the Human-readable TOS
- Your motivation is "to make an Instructable", you don't need any more motivation than this. If you've been motivated by a competition that's just fine, remember that you only have to enter an Instructable to be in with a chance of winning.
Step 2: Subject matter
- As long as you're putting some words and pictures in the boxes you're doing OK. You don't need a good idea, just pick anything like "How to take the trash out", "How to open a soda", "How to destroy your homework", "How to eat Cheesy-Poofs" or "How to use a toilet"
- If you are stuck for ideas remember the prime directive and don't waste time thinking.
- Find another website with cool stuff on it and copy it. Just drag your mouse over the words then CTRL-C it. If you're lucky there will be some pictures to right-click & save as. wikiHow is a great source of Instructables material. Instructables members never go there (because there aren't enough pictures or discussions) so no one will know that you did.
- Alternatively, you can search for something awesome in Instructables. You can do the same things that have been done before, but you shouldn't copy Instructables totally because people might notice and complain at you.
Step 3: A few notes on language
dont waste time with pressing shif to capitalize and don't waste time with period spell check are just annoing
everybody kno what "u" and "ur" meen
peopl who complain are pedants and teechers