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Penolopy Bulnick Leaving Instructables Staff Answered

That's right.  It is time for Penolopy Bulnick to move on. 

Who is this Penolopy Bulnick fella?
Well, even if you don't know who I am, I have been around for the past few years, lurking in the shadows. 
I chit chat with all of you through comments, I help those of you who have trouble posting (even if you don't want the help), I release your awesome projects when they get caught in the filters, I post to our Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest pages, I create the newsletter you get 3 times a week, I help assemble and edit the print books we have done through Skyhorse Publishing, and I create crazy sugary projects in my spare time :)

What are you going to do now?  Do you think you could actually get another job as awesome as Instructables?
No :)  Nothing can replace the awesomeness that is Instructables and its community, but I'm sure going to try.  I don't have any finalized plans yet, but you may yet still see me around!

I just wanted to let everyone know that even though I want to help you on the site forever, I will not be able to from now on :(

I love you all.
Goodbye :)  (after Friday, I'm still around till Friday)

(I copied Scoochmaroo's use of a bye bye gif)


Its sad to hear you leave, but I'm glad you will be around :)

you will be missed :(

So sorry to see you go! You are singlehandedly responsible for many of the projects I've done, since you encouraged me to do them!

Just saw this and couldn't believe it. :(

We'll miss you Penolopy! Best of luck for whatever comes next!

Will you still be an active site user?

Ooohh! We miss you!

Good luck in your projects!


3 years ago

WOW!???!!?! This is shocking... just ... shocking... I'm shocked!

No, it's understandable; everyone has to move on and make changes in life. Thanks for everything you have done. I really hope you keep submitting because you always make me smile. Good luck in your future.

Matt (Attmos)


3 years ago

sorry to hear you are leaving. Thank you for all your time and hard work and especially all the nice comments you posted on my stuff ;)

I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do!

We'll all miss you :( , and best wishes for your future beyond instructables!

Thank you for the great work you have done here and the awesome instructables you have made.

You really will be missed :(

Good luck on your future endeavors .

thank you Penolopy, I've always enjoyed reading your newsletters, who if anyone will take your place?


3 years ago

wish you all the best!!

NO, YOU CAN'T LEAVE, CAUSE, CAUSE, CAUSE, who will write the newsletter??? Awe, sad face you are going... I hope you are leaving to go do something more exciting like find a cure for CANCER or something like that. I wish you the best in whatever you decide to do and I want you to know that I will miss you... Of course you don't know that I exist and that's ok because I know that you do... Take care and enjoy life with NO REGREATS...

You have assisted me promptly, politely and with cheer. I'll be sorry too to see you go. Thank you and good luck!

Thank you for all the fun I've had reading the newsletters and checking out the projects..............Good Luck in your future endeavours.

Instructables is the only email I get that I consistently look forward to. You've done a great job curating awesome projects... be proud. Hope ur replacement is as awesome!

It's nice to put a face to a newsletter that I looked forward to so much. I am also sorry I never sent feedback - its too easy to forget to say thanks. Well, I am saying thank you now for introducing me to the amazing creative people on Instructables.

Awh! :( You have commented on a lot of my instructables, and I have to say it encourages me a lot!! Thank you for all your work here, and good luck to you as you look to new horizons!

Oh my, so sad! I just want to say THANK YOU! You are the one that found me and got me hooked! I'll still be stalking you on instagram! Take care and I wish you all the best success life can offer! :)

oh no... who am i gonna depend on for good recommendations on instructables :P

do take care and good luck in all your future endeavors :)

May the four winds fill your sails and lead u where u wanna be :)

I am so sad. I know that you will do great at what ever you set your heart and mind to. Best wishes and good luck.

... Does this mean we won't be getting those awesome newsletters anymore? :O

So sorry to hear you are leaving, best wishes for your future!

I love the Kitty waving goodbye <3

Hey there! Your bye-bye note has more views than most projects. Clearly your presence has been valuable as an instructible staff. That IS some serious compliment. Good Luck!

man this is weird its like your getting a funeral your gona be a member so its not really a big deal but everyone acts as you gone off to planet mars have fun with your new endevors and keep posting or you could mess with them and use a pen name

Aww I'm sad now... I can't believe you are leaving us.. I will miss you so much.. =( Why Why!!

Always... Yayy.. Ok I feel better now... See you then.... =)

Well this is a surprise... A sad surprise... :( Good luck in the future!

I has sadness.

(You are staying on as a member, aren't you?)


Just kidding :) I'll still be here!

My Comments summary only showed me that comments as far as the exclamation point.

I panic


Thank you Nicole, you helped me a lot.

Thanks for everything and best luck for your future projects.

Let me know if you ever plan a trip to Italy, me and a bunch of other authors will be happy to have you here for holidays! :)


I am reeeely going to miss you! I don't know why we think we can keep all of you wonderful staff members working here forever when you all are so adventurous. I hope the rainbows bring you a surprise pot (of gold) filled with everything you imagine would be perfect. Your hard work has been much appreciated. I hope we will see you around sharing more of your wonderful instructables. Stay awesome!


Thanks sunshiine! Whenever you see a rainbow or eat way too much sugar, think of me :)

By the way, I have always wanted to ask you if you love cats and own one? I love them but have not had a pet cat for a long time. After I move I am going to get a lap kitty.

Penolopy I already have many times LOL. As a matter of fact I took this picture about a week ago and thought of you! We had a double rainbow just for you but the picture did not show the second rainbow. Hoping you receive many double or triple rainbows that will make you a happy girl!


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4 years ago

Thank YOU for all you've done in the past and GREAT luck in the future!

Sorry to see you go. I do so love this site and what everybody brings to it including the ones that make it all happen. Good luck on your new journey, you hottie you:)


4 years ago

Thanks for spreading joy, thanks for everything, we'll surely miss you! Best wishes!

NOOOO. Do NOT go. We need you. Instructables needs you.

No good can come of this. Do not take the magic away. Please :((