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:
Stain Removal/ Cleaning
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,