If there were a sure-fire formula to become filthy rich, most of us would use it. Others might grab the pill for a perfect body, or the one guaranteed to make you a rock star. Hey, what about the authors who promise: Read my book and you'll become thinner, richer, more successful ...?
I have a slue scattered throughout my home:
How to be thin and happy and eat everything you want...
How to be a millionnaire...
How to do yoga without killing yourself...
Recently someone asked me how they can get people to visit their blog. Someone else asked why do some bloggers get 1000 hits a day when I can only hope for 50 at best?
If you googled for the answers to these questions you'll probably already have read the 100+ articles that promise they have the answers. Or maybe you're reading this post thinking I'll answer the question for you? Sorry. I don't know why after doing everything the experts say you're still not on the Top Ten Blogger's List.
So what do I know?
I think it takes time. I think if you write what you feel passionate about, what inspires you, sooner or later readers are going to find out about it. I think if you enjoy people, enjoy talking, listening, asking questions, sooner or later they will come.
Meanwhile, don't worry so much about the stats, instead have fun.
Sorry if you were looking for a pact answer. Blogging is about being part of a community. The secret isn't about how brilliant you are, how terrific your bestselling book is, or how astute you are over today's problems. It's about fellowshipping. It's about writing as if there were no tomorrow. It's about commenting on those comments. It's about sharing part of who you are.