Technology, social media and apps change faster than I can keep up with these days. Just when I’m getting the hang of one thing, something else pops up to send me in a tailspin. For the last few years, I can honestly say that I haven’t jumped on the newest things to come my way just because they are the newest thing to come my way. Yes, I’m a blogger so those things are important, but since I’m a DIYer, I don’t spend all day long sitting at my computer. I try to put on my blinders and do what I need to do to better connect with you.
But a few weeks ago, I did discover a new-to-me platform that I thought was really neat. It’s called Snapguide, and it is a iOS app and web platform that lets you upload step-by-step how to guides. It’s essentially a mini blog, which I think is amazing for those of you who do tons of projects but don’t want to have your own blog. Think of it as Pinterest, but with step-by-step pictures and instructions – and YOU get the “credit”!
Now, Snapguide has been around for a few years (remember, I wear blinders), but I’m just now getting the hang of it. This week, I teamed up with Glidden on a new pre-mixed paint product called Grab-N-Go and posted a Snapguide on a cute little dipped paint chair that I made in just a few minutes (literally!) for Zack’s new room. I embedded that guide below so that you can see how it works.
I don’t know that I’ll spend a ton of time over at Snapguide, but I think there are a lot of valuable guides over there. It’s mostly the DIY/makers/crafters that are over there, but I’ve also seen recipes, gardening tips, self-publishing guides, and technology hints. I’m sure that it doesn’t have the number of users that you can find on Pinterest, but I love having the step-by-step instructions available without having to search for something that may or may not have been pinned from the original source.