#Makevember Manifesto 2018
Tomorrow it will be the 1st of November 2018 and the start of a second year of #Makevember, a daily challenge to make a little something extra and share it on social media.
If you are unfamiliar with #Makevember you can find out quite a lot about it looking at the hashtag on twitter and instagram. Last year folks made many different things and interpreted 2017 the manifesto broadly!
Here is a revised version of the #Makevember manifesto for 2018
Every day in November make a thing – if you can’t do it every day then do what you can. Push yourself to make daily, with less procrastination and quickly. Limit your time, always share the results. Be kind to yourself!
Try to make something extra – art, craft, code, robots, video… anything…( but not your lunch or a mess or something you’d normally make anyway) something different with methods and materials that you don’t often try. #makevemeber is not for promoting your ETSY or tindie page or your everyday work #makevember stuff shouldn’t be FOR SALE. Make something different.
Don’t take all of a day to make it – if you only have 5 minutes that’s enough
Use what you have to hand, limiting your choice makes it easier – if you only have some mud and a stick, what would you make? Paper and a pen, what would you make? If you only have the stuff in your waste paper basket, what could you make?
Do it wherever you find yourself – working outside your usual space is good. If you find yourself on a train or plane, at the beach or in a hotel… what can you make?
Share it online with a photo or video – Instagram/twitter/facebook whatever, you know what to do #makevember
Be kind to yourself – it is more than okay to share something that is not going to change the world or that is a little bit squiffy or half-formed, even something that didn’t work.
Done, is good enough – You’ve been locked in a room you have only what’s in your pockets and in the room and a short time to make something, ask yourself, what would MacGyver do?
Makevember is all very well, I hear you say, but who has the time?
That’s sort of the point about Makevember. It’s about using our time better and it’s also about getting over the fear we have of shipping our ideas or sharing what we’ve done.
I’ve made a list of 100 ideas of things to do for #Makevember here:
I’d love to see your list of ideas too! Google has a random number generator so why not go wild and let it pick something for you?
Finally I’ve made some logos and a ‘zine PDF to print and share. There might be a video coming about the ‘zine. You can find the ‘zine here