Thursday, April 26, 2012

A-Z: WikiHow Knows All

Even if you weren't raised by wolves, there's probably more than a few things your momma or daddy didn't teach you.

That's where a site with more than 135 thousand How-To articles, complete with pictures and video, comes in handy. That's why WikiHow is one of:
My 26 Favorite Ways to Piss Away Time Do Valuable Research on the Interwebs.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed to your main reading site, or as an iPhone app, and get a sample of new articles every day. As I view it today, it suggests articles on How-To:
and much, much more.

It's the extraordinary eclecticism that continually catches my interest.

I will probably never need to know How To Take Apart a Bogen 3047 Tripod Head. But if I wanted to, I could, with the step-by step directions.

via WikiHow

And I actually do want to know How to Make a Tie-Dye Cake. Talk about taste the rainbow!

Source: via Beverly on Pinterest

And How to Fix Cut Flowers That Are Too Short. And How to Develop Psychic Abilities.

I wish I'd had the wit to read How to Avoid Common Beginner Blogger Mistakes, oh, about a year and a half ago.
Encourage comments.
Via WikiHow
 There are lots of associated articles linked at the bottom, too. (Oddly, none have to do with kittens.)

Besides the RSS feed, you can follow WikiHow via FaceBook, Twitter, Pinterest, and lots more. There's a search feature, a random article feature, and a Browse by Categories. I can (and have) spent hours on WikiHow.

My A-Z theme is My 26 Favorite Ways to Piss Away Time Do Valuable Research on the Interwebs.

Truly, sometimes an idea from a "pointless" fun site or post or photograph does result in pages and pages of writing. Or at least a blog post or two.

Are you a WikiHow fan?
Have you ever written or edited for the site?
Got other fun sites beginning with the letter "W"?