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Tips!

After couple months of having my first blog, I’ve learned couple things to improve my blog, and help you improve yours!

Which tools were effective and which tools weren’t?

I believe that when you do a DIY, posting pictures of every step you do id really helpful for the reader same applies for videos and slideshows. Sharing posts on twitter with only the link is less likely to attract people to your blog, but if you change this by posting creative photos of your DYI in different social media platforms, there will be a lot of more traffic coming into your blog.

What would you want to improve or include within the blog?

One thing I need to improve is in the quality of my pictures, and also, be more creative in the way I present the pictures to my audience.

In what ways could the experience benefit you in the future?

Having a blog has shown my potential and my interest in DIY to all my family and friends and hopefully in a not so long future it will help me show my potential to job offers. Having a blog is like having an open window to your imagination, you can show the world, in your own way, what you are passionate about.

My most popular week was my first week; I got 150+ visitors in that week because I shared my posts in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. My most popular post was the Bar Cart Redo and I got 100+ visitors and the reason why this post was so popular is because I have never shared my DIY abilities with my friends, so when I shared it on Facebook everyone was really curious to see my project.

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Bar Cart Redo

 

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How to hang a Hammock

I grew up in a country where hammocks are an essential part when it comes to furniture. I got a hammock for  Christmas and with summer just around the corner; it was time for me to hang it up.

This is the first time I drilled into the wall, so I went to Home Depot Inc. seeking for some guidance on how to do it without hitting any electrical cables.

Materials:

Hammock

Drill and drill bits

Hooks ( Zinc-Plated Screw Hook 3/8 x 4-7/8 in)

Rope

Stud finder

Hammock

Step 1:

The first step is to measure where exactly you want your hammock to be, and then you have to find the studs in the wall. I bought a stud finder that connects to my Smartphone, but honestly it didn’t work as I was expecting.

Step 2:

When you are certain you found the center of the stud, drill into the wall. I used a ¼” drill bit.

drilling

I was going to hang up the hammock from the ceiling, but I changed my mind.

 

Step 3:

Make sure you insert the hook all the way and its tight enough so the hammock doesn’t fall. I used a screwdriver to help me tight it.

Step 4: 

Now its time to make the knots in the rope. This was my first time tying a know so I had to find a YouTube video help me. If you need help with this step, here is the video I used How to tie a know. After you are done with the knots, make sure they are resistant and hang up your hammock!

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