Friday, September 9, 2016


I didn't know what else to title this post.

-- All I know is as much as I like to blog and share what I've made, it's just so very discouraging that I have little to no interest by anyone in my blog.

-- I have tried... Everything.

-- I have posted to FB, to Twitter, to google plus, stumble upon and to Instagram, not to mention Pinterest. Seriously? How does one get a card they've made pinned 5k times??!?  Damn I can't get 5 let alone 5 thousand!

-- I've linked to challenges and even tried to start my own (yesterday, which so far as been completely ignored)

-- I've tried to share and promote other blogs and cards and ideas that I have found interesting to help other bloggers out as well.

-- The only comments I ever get are obligatory comments from challenge design teams, which are --nice...and appreciated; but still... Like I said, most of the time just obligatory.

-- I give credit to all the companies I use, I try to promote all types of products; but I'm just a SAHM with limited funds to purchase things. So yes, some of my stuff is older; but it still works...

-- I think maybe it's time to just give up the blog, cause really who cares if I blog or not??


cotnob said...

Please don't be discouraged Dori, don't give up your blog. I always pop over and visit, unfortunately I don't very often have time to leave a comment - I promise I will try harder.

Dori Shelton said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! It helps me a lot!

Unknown said...

Don't give up Dori!! I'm feeling a bit like you too, I get a couple of pageviews a day and that's about it!

Things will pick up, don't be discouraged! :)

If you ever feel crappy about anything, just get in touch with me!!

meg said...

Please don't be discouraged have entered your challenge and will become a follower

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I've just found my way to your blog through someone else. Please don't feel discouraged and give up, I intend to enter your challenge and will be popping over to your Pintrest to see what you have on there too.

Sue xx

Jane Willis said...

I've just found your blog, when one of my friends entered your challenge, and I'm going to be entering it myself later this week (not today as I've just got back from being away from home and have mountains of laundry to deal with before I can get my crafting goodies out to play). I've not had a good look round yet, so I don't know how long you've been blogging, but it does take a long time to build up a following of regular visitors and commenters. Your challenge will help with that, because just as I did, people will see it on their friends' blogs and come over to take a look.
Have you submitted your challenge to Challenges for Days and the Paper Playful blog yet? I am on the Challenges for Days team and can get it listed there for you if you haven't already done it.
As for Pinterest, I don't know the answer. A few of my cards get repined, usually those I least expect to be, while I see some very ordinary things getting repined 10s of1000s of times. It's a mystery!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello there! I found your blog because of your new challenge, which I will be linking to shortly. So sorry to read that you are discouraged. I have found the best way to get visitors/comments on your blog is to visit/comment on other people's blogs! If you're looking for new followers, find other crafters whose style you like, follow their blogs and ask them to return the favour. I would also suggest a Followers button. I started out with only Bloglovin but it was hard to get followers. A few people suggested I add a Followers button and shortly thereafter my followers started growing. While I don't have a gazillion followers, I'm very happy with my numbers. Maybe give these suggestions a try before throwing in the towel! Hope this helps and I wish you all the best!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Me again! I do see your Google+ followers button but that doesn't work for the non-Google+ bloggers (or at least I can't figure out how to view the G+ blogs I follow) so in case you want to add the old Google Followers button (it's a bit hard to find), here are my rough instructions:

Add a Gadget
More Gadgets
Scroll way down and choose Followers

Okay, I think I've given you way more than my 2 cents worth today but I do wish you all the best! I love cardmaking and blogging!