A DIY Post is a simple tutorial type post where you show or teach them how to do something on their own. Sort of like an easy step-by-step guide. Key word here is easy.
You have to simplify a problem that they’re having and show them exactly how to do it or fix it.
Here’s a few examples of some of my DIY Posts.
- How to put space between paragraphs in Facebook
- How to Get Your Podcast Artwork to Show Up on iTunes
- How to Make an RSS Feed for Your Blog
- How to Create a Fading Out Image Effect for Your Widget Area
All these post’s here are problems or questions that people are having. Simple post’s. Some long, some short.
I created a simple step-by-step tutorial showing them exactly how to do it, fixing their problems, and giving them a solution.
So what I challenge you to do is to create a simple DIY post basically solving a problem or answering a question.
This can be in video format, text, images, or a combination of some or all. Your choice. It can be on any topic and in any niche.
Just make sure to simplify what ever it is you’re teaching them. Show them exactly how it’s done. Step by step and detailed. This is what makes a great DIY post. A post that will stand the test of time and help people for a long time to come.
If you’re having trouble finding a DIY, then create one on something you know how to do well. If you know a short cut to do it easier and faster, then that’s your DIY post.
Ok then, there you have it. That’s the new Reader Challenge. It’s not that difficult. Don’t over complicate things. Just do what you know best.
Time to Complete the Challenge
You have from now until May 7, 2013 (my birthday) to complete, publish, and submit your DIY Post. This would make the best birthday present ever ;-)
Make sure to Bookmark this post. When you’ve published it, Just comment below with your link to your DIY post. Make sure to start your comment with, “Here’s my DIY Post”. This is so it can be easier for me to filter out.
This time I’ll be giving away 2 (2) $25 iTunes Gift Cards to 2 random participants. And as always I will personally read every post submitted.
And as I did with the last reader challenge, I’ll be linking back to every single post of everyone who participated.
I’m really looking forward to see what you guys bring ;-)
Exercise Begins Now!
As a way to hold yourself accountable, comment below by saying, “I’m All In“.
Then tell me in detail what you plan on doing for your DIY post. If you’re not sure yet, just give me a few ideas you might have and maybe I can help in determining what platform, (video, text, or images) it would best fit.
I’ll start it off ;-)