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DIY Blogging

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For a long time, I have been very interested in DIY projects. I think it is so cool what we can make and are able to recycle. Last week, I posted a DIY project I did with my father and I loved talking about it. I got so much positive feedback from social media, it was awesome! This made me decide to search how to do DIY posts correctly and I found a lot of tips and tricks.

One major thing I found out was that DIY blogs usually only write about DIY projects. Also, only a certain type of DIY. Like one blog I found was dedicated to wood work projects while another was completely about yarn projects. This is a cool thing about DIY is there is so many different kinds that they can be appealing to anyone.

Different kinds of DIY projects include:

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TV/ Electronic

Wood Work



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Stain Removal/ Cleaning

Garden/ Landscaping

Welding/ Metal Work

And these are just a few!

Since I am interested in multiple DIY projects, I don’t want to limit my blog to one type. I want to do things that I find interesting and will be useful to me. This can make my blog successful because it is able to reach out to more people. One way of being able to reach people is through social media.

Although my posts get shared through Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest is a very famous site for looking at DIY. This is because the pins are based off pictures and you are able to see the DIY without having to click on it. This way, you can try the DIY without having to read the post. However, some people do click through to the post and read the steps to creating this DIY.

Now, what about the post? How can you make the post interesting to read? Some of the tips I found was making a step list. If you make a step list than it is easy for the reader to follow when creating their own project. The reader can easily copy and paste a list so they are able to print it off.

When making a list or the steps, you want to make sure you go through everything you did but not make every step super long. I found that the recommended length for each step is 2 sentences at most. “Well, what if I have to explain more?” If you need to explain more, you can write a very detailed guide at the beginning or end of your post. This way they have help if they need it.

Hopefully this post was helpful to future DIY writers!

Until next time,



8 thoughts on “DIY Blogging”

  1. I absolutely love DIY projects and finding new ones on Pinterest. I have so many pins on my DIY board that I want to make. The last project I did was make a tv stand and coffee table out of wodden crates. It was a headache while doing it, but the end result was amazing!


  2. Pinterest is the best site EVER! I am excited to see you DIY, I love to see what others can do. I eventually will do a DIY, for me it is my safe place, it releases stress and lets me be creative and free.


    1. Very true. I think if you are going to take on a DIY project, you should remember that it is suppose to be relaxing and creative. Not everything is going to turn out like the picture…and that’s okay!


  3. I am also a big fan of Pinning. When It comes to reading the posts that come with a project, I am quick to tune-out when the writer gets overly wordy about their project before giving the instructions. I think the idea of a list of steps is great.


  4. The popularity of Pinterest for DIY projects explains why images are SO important in blog posts, especially DIY sites! I really love your suggestion to keep instructions really short and if you need more detail, to add a detailed guide at the end of the post. I can be VERY wordy as a blogger, and I know the sheer amount of text in some of my posts keeps readers away. I’m going to experiment with writing some short lists of key points and developing/expanding on points in a detailed guide.


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