What makes a good project??
I suppose creativity plays a big part! Making it different to other projects will make it stand out. If you're looking to make it more popular, then a project really needs good, clear pictures and a good description! Useful projects are always good, and something eye catching and clever!
Make something creative and unique! Think outside the box. Consider your audience; I have noticed many of the users/crafts on this site are "alternative" style. Also, high quality and clear, focused photos are important. Some of my projects have been featured on this site; I didn't know they would gain popularity so quickly but I guess it was because they were novel ideas.
D.I.Y versions of a product that would cost you a good amount of money to buy! It seems like those get a lot of attention. ;) And I agree, the pictures have a lot to do with it!
Good pictures, a good story, and constant excitedness about crafting.
Hmm..I'll have to work on pictures thanks you all
DIY remakes of expensive products/clothes are usually made popular because it saves people money and usually ends up looking good XD
I'm seconding pictures. I'm always drawn to projects with clean, clear photos showing the project and not much more.
Titles are also important, it's annoys me when titles aren't capitalized, have spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. Titles which are too long are inappropriate, leave some of the description for the description box!
With tutorial projects, I feel it is important to have clear images and good descriptions for every step.
Yes, pictures. Yes to creativity.
But my thing is projects that are unique. There are so many repeats and redundant how-to's. Posting it once as a creation and once as a how-to isn't the best thing to do, either. It's one thing to post different versions, or to go back and make a how to, but when your how-to is exactly the same as your creation, it makes me feel like you're just trying to up your numbers.
Also really important, by my stand, is clarity. Not just in pictures, but in your description and instructions. Terminology, Grammar and Vocabulary (no, not quite the same as Terminology, which is "technical") -are- the ability to communicate.
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