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How to make a good Instructable that has a chance of getting featured? Answered

I would like to know how you people out there do. I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that would like to know :)


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Answer 5 years ago


Short answer: something cool, well-written, with decent images of your own.


5 years ago

General checklist for any featured project:

- title fits and explains the project
- intro step explains reason/motivation for the project
- intro image is informative
- intro image is clear and in-focus
- project is detailed enough to be repeatable
- project is broken into enough steps
- every step has at least one paragraph of text
- every step has at least one useful picture
- most steps have multiple pictures
- pictures use image notes as needed
- spelling and grammar don't distract
- parts/materials/ingredients list included, with links to sources as needed
- tools list included, with links to sources as needed
- includes links to references as needed

Kiteman has this written in his OrangeBoard


5 years ago

Best is always to keep it simple, easy to follow and to choose a topic that noone chewed on already.
If you want to make an Ible about how to boil an egg you will have a hard time getting it featured.
Make a good Ible on how to convert a car tyre into a working hot air balloon and you have really good chances - just as an example ;)