30 days of instructables (for real, this time!) Answered
Today I am beginning my "30 days of instructables" project, in which I will work on at least one instructables project every day for the next thirty days. No, really, this time I mean it! Last month I realized that such an undertaking would require a little more forethought than I had given it. For one thing, it was essential to identify good candidates in advance, partly because I could easily spend half of my day choosing "today's target" from the literally thousands of choices here, partly because many of the projects I'm interested in require supplies and equipment that I do not yet have, and partly because my wife and I have more-than-fulltime jobs and two activity-prone kids that leave little time for anything else. I've tackled a number of instructables projects, but for this month's challenge I'm only doing projects that I haven't done before. Sadly, I don't think I have the time to complete an instructable a day (unless I limit myself to pretty simple ones), though that's what I'm aiming for. At the least, I will work on a project every day (I know, pretty weasily, but see above comments about scarcity of time).
The projects I currently have in mind are some combination of fun, useful, and challenging (okay, not all of them are likely to be too challenging, but then again, I often overestimate my competence!). For today's inaugural project I was going to do something in the realm of photography, but then we got invited to dinner at friends, so I switched over to try Nanaimo Bars. Easy, right? (Er, what was that about competence overestimation?)