Creating a How To Guide seemed daunting, but Chris Butts’s guide mentioned the word recipe, so that become my organizational structure.
Since this will be public and sharable, I thought I’d create a more generic image of my family. So I searched for apps that would allow me to draw on my images. I found Paint X Lite [free] for my Mac. It worked like a charm: I quickly added the smiley faces and hair to each family face.
Next I wrote my recipe:
How To Be Sheri Edwards
24 cupfuls of Family, sprinkled with humor and story
Several dollops of Home
Sprinkles of Pleasant
One gallon of Wonder
Generous tablespoon of Geek
5 liters of Learner
A ton of Teacher
A kilo of Kindness
Blend two families together carefully with humor and story to build a foundation for grandkids. Add in several dollops of home so wherever we are, we are family. Sprinkle frequently with piles of pleasant calm. Pour in a gallon of wonder daily. A generous tablespoon of geek tenders the wonder into creative ideas and solutions for the five liters of learner added next. Fold in a ton of teacher to inspire, along with the kilo of kindness to spread to those around us.
Spread out over the years and enjoy a lifetime of loving memories.
Next, I chose images for each ingredient, plus a couple extra.
I decided to share via Google Presentation, making the Preparation text an interactive set of links to the images and annotations for each step.
I then wrote this post so others could see my process and product. Others can make a copy of this presentation to use as a template for their own, so it’s remixable! Remember, you can click the “settings gear” to “File” → “Make A Copy” to use this as a template for your own How to Be Me Guide. Have fun!
Thank you for learning How To Be Sheri Edwards. What do you think of this take on a “How To Guide”? What will strategy will you use to create your How To Be Me Guide?