0alfflyBest Answer 11 years ago The way that the site is set up these days it seems that to get a decent number of views you really have to make it as a Featured 'Ible, so I'd recommend following the instructions on the Submit page. So, try and use your own pictures wherever possible, concentrate on grammar and punctuation, write detailed steps and try to pick decent titles. Take your flagpole 'Ible, for instance. I think it always helps to have a picture of the completed project as your Intro picture, because it gives prospective viewers an idea of what their goal is. Your entire first step is a single sentence instructing people to put together the base "as seen in the picture", but your step contains two pictures; even though putting together the PVC pipes might seem simple to you, a few sentences on your approach to construction, which bits you did in which order, would have helped. Later you tell the reader to drill two holes in a 4-foot piece of tubing, but you don't say where. And that picture in the last step? It could easily have been rotated in an image editor to save me from cricking my neck trying to look at it. I'm not trying to be harsh, and I'm aware that some of what I'm saying sounds like I'm nit-picking, but if you want to attract views then your 'Ible has to compete with the best on the site. That doesn't necessarily mean that it has to be super complicated - not everyone wants to build a two-level patio or make their own arc-welder - but it does have to try to match the quality of writing and presentation. You've got the right attitude already, purely because of the fact that you want to contribute to the site in the first place. You just need to work on your presentation. Another tip is to write about something you care about. I read somewhere that you're a gear-head. If that's something you love, and something you're good at, write an 'Ible about that. The more knowledgeable about something you are then the easier it is to write about it, and the more you care about your subject the more your enthusiasm will shine through in what you're writing and hopefully inspire others. Good luck!