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are we slowing down? Answered

it seems like lately we have only been getting 4 instructables a day. is it just me or have we ran out of projects?

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Kiteman

11 years ago

The Hallowe'en rush is over, people will be getting ready for the Thanksgiving season.

The Mash-Up competition will be getting fewer entries than other competitions because it's US-only (and I had such a good idea for an umbrella-make!), and the sort of super-high-quality projects that win laser competitions take time to prepare and come from a smaller group of entrants with better skills and ideas than me (I post quite a few 'ibles, but tend to do small projects that can be completed in under an hour, and don't take much longer to come up with, such as my recent coffee and horn-related Instructables - the only idea I have worth entering into the laser-cutter contest requires materials that I do not think exist within my budget).

I doubt I will be posting any Thanksgiving-related Instructables because, well, I don't really get it. It's not part of my culture, so unless I get a sudden inspiration I'll be leaving it to the natives.

That leaves Christmas. I have a few suitable ideas, but the next few weeks are very busy for our family. Kitewife's parents are visiting next weekend for her birthday, my parents are coming soon after for my birthday, and we never spend the Christmas season within 200 miles of my shed. So, I'm unlikely to be posting anything massively-special then either.

...Easter is busy (my father retires then)... then it's exam season at school...

... Look for another rush from me next Summer!

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ll.13Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

because it's US-only

Is it?? oh well, I was still at thinking stage. =)

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gmoonKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Hmmm. Kitewife or Kitewoman? It's gotta be tough having two superheros in one family...

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Kitemangmoon

Reply 11 years ago

Its definitely Kitewife - if I ever asked her to strike a leotardly-pose in public she'd give me such a slap!

She denies it, of course, but she's a Maker as well, just with a more traditional approach than me, knitting and baking and suchlike.

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gmoonKiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Note to self: Self, add leotardly to spelling dictionary... ;-)

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Brennn10

11 years ago

Well currently, I am trying to make a DIY Headphone Splitter, but I am lacking one part, so it will have to wait a few days.

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Brennn10

11 years ago

I am trying not to slow down. I have 4 Instructables in about a month span, hoping to add more soon!

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chaoscampbell

11 years ago

my guess is 2 things. The sites been around long enough that alot of things have been done before and people decide not to repost it again.......... and I think the biggest reason is probably the time of year....... people are all back to school, and usually busy right through nov. to about march....... my bet is it'll pick up again when summer comes back around and the winter grind starts to ease a bit

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zachninme

11 years ago

I need to figure out all the traces on my keyboard -- a big PITA...

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T3h_Muffinator

11 years ago

They should be out within the next few months or so... I've still got works v_v

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T3h_Muffinator

11 years ago

Sorry, I've been crushed by my schoolwork, but I've got about 5-6 instructables on deck, so watch out for 'em!

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Goodhart

11 years ago

I haven't slowed down....I still have to get "started" LOL

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TheCheese9921

11 years ago

Yeah school is killing my time, and I haven't had any inspiration in a while. The few projects I have came up with haven't worked out.

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jessyratfink

11 years ago

I've just been too busy with school lately. I have at least 3 things I want to do, though. :) I keep saying I'm going to do them on the weekend, but then everyone forces me to go out and be social. Blah!

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Pat Sowers

11 years ago

Im out of ideas for now but I want to get up an ible by the end of the year.

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Brennn10

11 years ago

I don't think there is a drop, like Kiteman said, the Halloween rush is over. I have about 20 people coming over for Thanksgiving, so maybe I will make an iBle about some food we are making.

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whatsisface

11 years ago

I got one in the pipeline, I just have to work out the kinks first then you can all relax in supreme ergonomic comfort ;-)

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chooseausername

11 years ago

I have plenty ideas, but my back hurts too much ... =o)

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Lftndbt

11 years ago

Hmmmm maybe myself and others that have been here for a while
(*cough *Goodhart* *cough* ;P) ....
should give up the ideas and get to work.... My digi cam is out of action and my phone ain't so crash hot.... but will be adding soon!

It seems to be in unpredictable waves...
Lately it seems everyone was working on halloween... i'm sure it'll pick up soon enough...
:)

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technoplastique

11 years ago

I'm waiting by my mailbox for supplies to show up, then I'll be able to finish up a few things!

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zieak

11 years ago

I have one or few brewing. One is just about ready - just need to polish it up and write the details and the others are on the back burner. Contest deadlines do seem to drive the submissions into overdrive though.

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Spl1nt3rC3ll

11 years ago

I still need to get materials for my fourth Instructable: Simple Hornet Killing Trap.

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maninamousesuit

11 years ago

until my jelly ladder and my dehydrated water (Just Add Water) instructable are ready you will have to wait. well i am really going to try my make your own longbow ible soon.

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guyfrom7upmaninamousesuit

Reply 11 years ago

I'm curently working on an instructable, should be ready in like a week to 2 weeks. It's gunna be done before mash-up is done.