Introduction to Blogging Part Four;
Today’s article is about how I write my tutorials. I think of tutorials as recipes, if someones reads the article and wants to replicate the project, what do they need to know. Keeping in mind the ‘What, How and Why’ concept from Part Two, Here is the thought process I use.
This covers the what, with a picture of a finished piece, the why is covered by some suggestions as to the uses for the project, or the reason it was created.
You Will Need;
Here is where to write a list of all the items needed to reproduce the project. This covers the how.
Break the project into small steps and describe what is happening in each step. Add a photographs which show clear pictures of what you are describing.
This is a good place to add a few pictures of finished pieces at the end of the article. Different views of the project for example. This is to reward the viewer for sticking with you and reading to the end.
This is a place to include ideas for taking the project a few steps further, for the more advanced crafter. Leave people room to take the project where they want to go with it.
Add links to manufacturers websites of the products used in the tutorial. Since the web can give you a global audience, linking to the shop down the road from you is not helpful to someone on the other side of the world. Manufacturers sites generally list ‘Find a stockist near you’ section on their websites, from which your readers will be able to find stores near to them.
Manners count even on-line. I always sign off thanking poeple for reading.
Coming up in Part 5; Reviews
In this installment I will share my thought process for product/book reviews. Part 5; Adding Product Reviews
Written articles have been covered by this series;
Introduction to Blogging Series
- Part 1; Introduction to Blogging
- Part 2; What to Blog
- Part 3; Adding Pictures to your Blog
- Part 4; Writting Tutorials for your Blog
- Part 5; Adding Product Reviews
- Part 6; Links to Inspiration
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon