How to Give a Dash of Professionalism to Your Home Renovation Blog

If you decide to start documenting your home renovation with a blog, it can be a great idea to do it properly. You never know who might stumble across your blog after all, and it could be the stepping stone for something great for you. The extra touch of professionalism, such as a custom email address, might be just what you need! Here are some of the ways you can add that extra dash of professionalism to your blog.

Pictures

Your pictures will be everything on the blog, so you need to ensure that the ones you choose are perfect. By providing that you can put up the best pictures possible, you will catch the attention of anyone who might stop by the blog instantly.

Learn how to best angle and light your photos. The latter can be crucial. You might wish to show off how much natural lighting is in your sitting room, and so you will need to know how to shoot a picture that maximizes this without introducing an artificial light source. Likewise, if you wish to highlight a specific part of your home, you will need to know how to light it without having too much glare or over-exposure.

Finally, it would be best if you also learned how to edit your photos. Learning how to adjust the white balance correctly and add the correct contrast and saturation levels to your images will help take your blog's photographs to the next level.

Custom Domain and Email Address

You will no doubt be using a free blogging platform for your posts at first. However, it can be worth paying the little extra cost needed to get a custom domain. It isn't expensive, and it can make all the difference in giving your blog a professional appearance.

Likewise, it would be best if you thought about getting a custom email address with your blog's domain. Hopefully, people will want to connect with you through the blog – potentially even with offers for sponsored posts! Don't just have a plain old email address like an Outlook or Google Mail account. Having a custom email address here can make a difference.

Copy

How good are you at writing? If you hope to have a successful renovation blog, you need to make sure that you put some effort into the blog's copy – or its written materials. This will be just as important as your photos! While the pictures might first capture a reader's attention, the document will help to keep them engaged and exploring the blog.

With a blog, you can afford to have a tone of voice that is a little more relaxed and casual than you would with other writing pieces. Treat the blog post like you are writing to a friend. This is one of the easiest ways to avoid getting in your head about your writing style. Just keep it relaxed and flowing, whether you are writing a short About Me section or a much longer post detailing finding the right contractor!

Even if you are not the best at spelling and formatting, you need to make sure that you nail them for your posts. You will find plenty of tools like spellcheckers to help you ensure that you are producing high-quality copy.

Schedule

Finally, you need to make sure that you have some schedule for your blog. If you manage to cultivate a readership for yourself, having a set schedule means knowing when to come back for a new post. Leaving things to random and only uploading sporadically will make it difficult for you to maintain this readership.

Try to plan out your content ahead of time. Remember that all of your posts do not have to be about the build. You could also share tips on interior design, recipes, parenting, and anything else that might take your fancy!

For example, you could decide that you want to post on your blog three times a week. Two of those posts could be related to the renovation. Maybe one could be an update, whereas the other could be a thought piece on some aspect of managing a renovation. That then leaves you with a third post that you could use to cover anything that might take your fancy!

Bring a Touch of Professionalism to Your Blog!

Just because it is a blog does not mean that you cannot make it professional somehow! Take a look at what you could do to your blog now! With the right images and copy, a blog is instantly going to look better. On top of that, there are several things you can do behind the scenes to make things look even better.

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