A Little Discouraged

Last Update: November 09, 2018

I'm barely getting a drop of visitors to my site. Not even a close to a trickle. It's a little discouraging.

I have a parenting site and I've realized that Pinterest is where it is at for sites like mine. But it is such a visual based site and my images just don't compare to all the others. I am trying to learn canva so I can try to create more visually pleasing posts but I don't understand how to use canva well.

I have been trying every night to recreate posts with better visuals but I am just not getting it :(

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JeannineC Premium
For something like parenting, you have a lot of competition. Not to say you can't rank there, but your articles must be different than straight product reviews.

Parents are looking for advice. Topics like "How to get your 3-year-old to welcome the new baby" or "6 ways to keep your child quiet at the market" are the things that will attract readers.

What makes your parenting blog different than the others that are our there? Find that difference and embrace it. That's what will bring more visitors to your site.
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sgaitan1101 Premium
Some of my titles are similar to that. I have a twin parenting website so I'm trying my best to make it unique.
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JeannineC Premium
That's great! Yes, talking about life with multiples, things twins do the same, things twins don't do the same - there should be a wealth there. Look at some of the other blogs about twins. What are they doing? What can you do differently or better?
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shermand2268 Premium
I use a Plugin called Blog2Social for social media. You can set up several social media networks - I have facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest, tumbler, instagram and several others. It makes posting on social media fast and easy. This may increase your traffic. Debra
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sgaitan1101 Premium
Wow thanks for that tip!
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smartketeer Premium
Don't give up Shaina! Never EVER!

Everything is hard before is easy.

Canva is a great tool. Give yourself some time and you'll succeed!
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sgaitan1101 Premium
Thanks! I'm not giving up, just a little discouraged. Though sometimes I do think about giving up.
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LynneHuy Premium
My Pinterest images are not mind-blowing but they are getting me some traffic. Here is some training I created a while back for Pinterest: I have improved a lot since I created that training too.

I'm just in the middle of something but pop me a message if you want to chat some more and I will give you some pointers on how I do my images now!

The main thing you need to do is to just keep practicing. If you look at the images I create now compared to my first ones you will see that great progress has been made!

Try not to get discouraged. Even the best image creators started somewhere :)
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sgaitan1101 Premium
Wow thanks so much. I was searching WA trainings for canva. I didn't even think to look for a pinterest specific training. I'm definitely going to check it out
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LynneHuy Premium
Like I say I have improved a lot since then. Here's an image I created recently :) Not the best but it works well for me and I get traffic!
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kiharsit Premium
Please link me your website and I will look over it and give you some feedback. I know mine isn't great to look at the moment but I am just starting out.

Maybe you're starting out too and I'd love to be able to help you if you require that.

Thanks
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