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why don't collections get the same attention as normal instructables? Answered

Just wondering why my combined view count on my Lego instructables is nearly 10X the amount on my Lego collection, any answers will help.

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Kiteman

Best Answer 4 years ago

Because they're just collections of pre-existing work. Most people like to see new, original material, rather than lists of stuff that other people like. I don't browse the lists looking for what other people think is cool - this isn't Facebook.

IMO, the best use for collections is to create a list of projects you want to share under a single link.

> Maybe you're a farmer, you'd create a list of recipes featuring your crop, and share it with potential customers.

> Maybe you're a teacher, and your pupils write instructables to record their work, so you gather them in a collection.

> Maybe you want to share your own best work as a kind of portfolio.

If you're wanting to drive traffic to lists you create, why not try Pinterest? You could have a board of your favourite projects.

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JM1999Kiteman

Answer 4 years ago

Well explained, thankyou!

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tgferreira184

4 years ago

Collections used to get lots of attention, until lots of people decided to start doing nothing to instructables other than creating collections, and a lot of times about things that were not interisting. Until then collections used to be pretty much all about interesting things and were rare, the they start to be about boring themes and people started to ignore them. I made three collections in the first good times myself, all of them with lots of views, https://www.instructables.com/member/tgferreira184?show=GUIDES&sort=MODIFIED&limit=9 but I then published another one that only got 900 and so views only, but for the time pretty good still, compared to the others.

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mh76dk

4 years ago

I can only speak for myself, but I skip collections entirely. I am interrested in the instructables themself and not whatever list of favorite/themed projects someone else made.

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Triclaw

4 years ago

some people like to look at one instead of several you made the ibble and not necessarily all of the collection , its like a magazine vs a book the magazine will get read first. books take more time