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i have posted two instructable none getting featured ? Answered

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 3 years ago

Also, step five is unnecessary - this isn't YouTube.

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bwrussellKiteman

Answer 3 years ago

I'm going to disagree a little here, conceptually. While his is not well executed and misses the target I think in general trying to engage your audience is a good thing. Preferably it would be more than just plugging your other projects but if you can get people talking and doing it's very rewarding both emotionally (I think we all know the feeling of successfully teaching or helping another) and selfishly (an engaged audience is more likely to vote in contests, share with others outside the site, and subscribe and view your other content).

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Kitemanbwrussell

Answer 3 years ago

Call it a difference in taste or style - I prefer to engage my audience in my writing, not by tempting them to come back for more later...

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bwrussellKiteman

Answer 3 years ago

That was kind of my point, he missed on the execution and like you said made it sort of Youtube-ish. Having a page at the end that's a more... conversational, i guess, but related to the guide is what I was suggesting.

For instance I tend to end my projects with a sort of Post Mortem. Discussing what went wrong, why, and how to fix it, along with ideas for future improvements or versions and a call to action in the form of requesting that people who follow the guide post pictures of their results in the comments. None of that is necessary in-terms of completing the project but it steps out from the more technical tone of the writing in the guide and opens communication with the audience.

Of course that's not for everyone or every project but if he is going to "break the forth wall", so to speak, it was a suggestion for improving it.

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Kitemanbwrussell

Answer 3 years ago

Ah, yes - the lessons learned often feature in mine, but usually scattered throughout instead of collected in a lump.

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seandogue

3 years ago

Posting an instructable is no guarantor it will be chosen as "featured".

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Being impatient won't get you featured ;)
Things to look out for:
Unique Instructable - so if you post the 114th Ible on how to cook potatoes it is likely to miss out.
Easy to follow - no confusing tuff, no long stories - KISS, Keep it simple stupid.
Lot of images in good quality - quite a few Ibles seems to have been featured just for the images and less for the actual Ible.
Parts lists and required tools - don't forget warnings where required.

Just check some featured Ibles, Brooklyntonia has quite a collection ;)