WHO IS COREY PECK?
Corey is the owner of her account – @revealmydiy! She says her husband Kyle is the “muscle behind her account!” She is a lover of home décor and spray paint, before and afters, and her two pups Remy and Gabby. Corey also believes that home décor is an evolution – there is always a space that can look better than before!
HOW DID COREY GET STARTED ON INSTAGRAM?
A year and a half ago in November 2018, Corey started her Instagram account! She and her husband are currently in their fourth home and they have been DIYing ever since she can remember. Though she started a blog of her own before 2018, she got bored one day and thought she’d start an IG account because blog posts were too time consuming! Funny enough, she had no intention of creating anything huge on her Instagram – she just wanted a place to put all of her DIY pictures and her before / after photos! She was always so inspired by other home décor accounts and before she knew it, her platform took off!
WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE?
The one room challenge is a challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens that began with a group of designers renovating a room and sharing the process as they went. BHG has now opened this challenge up to guest participants so if you have a public Instagram account, you are automatically qualified! There is no application process. Every Thursday a progress blog post or picture is posted during the challenge of that specific room! Over a 6-week period one room is renovated or redone and submitted into the One Room Challenge. Corey started a chat group during the challenge for all other bloggers involved so if they had any questions or comments, they would all be able to talk about it! They talk strategy, feedback, and ideas.
HOW DOES COREY FEEL ABOUT THE COMPETITION ON INSTAGRAM?
There seems to be a ton of competition amongst Instagram bloggers who are in the same niche. Corey always takes the approach of “what you put out is what you get back!” She believes if you are supportive of other people’s success, you will get the same in return! If someone comments on her pictures, she will always go and comment on theirs. Corey wants people to know that if they are engaging with her, she will engage back with them! If you don’t support those who support you, you will start losing followers and your account will be known for that! Corey believes that engagement is important in the long run because Instagram should be about support instead of competition. BHG does the challenge once in the spring and once in the fall!
WHAT ARE THE DETAILS ON COREY’S TIKTOK CAMPAIGN (@REVEALMYDIY)?
Corey is doing an 8-week partnership with TikTok doing a #learnontiktok campaign. There are tons of creators putting out content that will teach others how to do something and educate! It’s an initiative to put learnable and teachable content out on TikTok. Over the next 8 weeks, this is what Corey will be doing. She is working currently on the paint sheen section that will air in the future – educating home DIYers on which paint sheens to use and why. Corey has a whole list of videos and content she would like to put out, so look for her amazing tutorials in the near future!
WHAT DOES COREY FEATURE ON HER WEBSITE – REVEALMYDIY.COM?
Corey is excited to begin building her website up more and more soon! She is happy to have a domain of her own to feature all of her DIY projects and how-tos. She admits building a blog is tough, but she is excited to start this new journey. She believes it’s important to have a platform other than Instagram to fall back on because one day, Instagram might not exist! Be sure to check out her website as she talks you through her day to day DIY projects and home décor experiences.
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS COREY CAN GIVE?
Don’t focus on the numbers even though that is easy to get caught up on! When you get too caught up on the numbers and the followers, it’s easy to lose your organic creativity and genuine content ideas. Corey also believes that doing too many giveaways can be a hinderance on authentic and genuine engagement. Engagement will go way down when your followers aren’t engaging on your photos and content! It’s important to choose giveaways wisely and make sure it’s in your niche.
Corey also encourages beginners to be intentional! Be intentional on the content you put out and on your engagement. It’s so important to engage with your followers and those who engage with you – it truly shows and matters at the end of the day! You will gain more genuine followers this way who will actually want to engage on your photos.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND COREY?
Instagram – @revealmydiy
TikTok – @revealmydiy
Website / Blog – revealmydiy.com