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Male or Female Instructables, which are more looked at?

I need to know if I should cater more to male or female viewers?  I think more men are on this website than females but I was woundering if anyone could tell me the truth.  I would also like to know the adv age of people on this web site so I can cater to those ages better???  Thanks Denae :)

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MichelMoermans (author)2011-10-09

Do what you love and the viewers will come! :)

Kiteman (author)MichelMoermans2011-10-09


Kiteman (author)2011-10-07

Quancast has a good set of data you can use to target your work.

Click here.

denaetak (author)Kiteman2011-10-07

Thanks for the quick reply but my computer does not support that site. Do you know the answer? Thanks Denae

Kiteman (author)denaetak2011-10-07


The information is summarised here on instructables, though.

Click here

denaetak (author)Kiteman2011-10-07

WOW! Thanks! You are good! I felt like more men were on here but the ladys seem to be catching up. I think the steampunk thing is catching on here also. So I will try to create some women and more men stuff but also mostly Steampunk stuff I guess. Thanks for you help once again! :)

Kiteman (author)denaetak2011-10-08

With the anonymity of avatars and random user-names, it's often hard to discern a member's gender.

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2011-10-08


Bear in mind, too, that by attempting to "cater" (as you put it) to the larger demographic, you are perpetuating the lopsidedness!

Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2011-10-08

I hope that's not aimed at me!

Remember how confusing Adrian was?

Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2011-10-08

No, no (sorry; that would have been better as a toplevel reply; the cough was just referencing Adrian. ;)

(Although I did recently meet a girl named Adrian... :P )

caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2011-10-08


Flintlock (author)2011-10-08

I'm not really sure if you should cater to a certain demographic, or follow trends just for popularity or views.

Just keep making awesome things, like the cake you already posted, and things you care deeply about. I know it may not seem like it, but viewers can tell when passion was put into a project, and they become popular because of the care and dedication of the project.

Even if you don't receive too many views on your projects, take pride in a job well done, and a product that people will appreciate.