I don't think there's a secret to magically make people visit your blog overnight - I think it's a combination of good content, consistent posting and joining social networks. I use twitter and MBC. I also comment on other people's blogs, but not so much as a form of advertising, because I only comment/visit those I really enjoy reading. And I'm really not great about being a consistent commenter. I did entrecard for a while, but the traffic is not really people reading, it's just people clicking through, so I quit using it. I also get a little bit of traffic from StumbleUpon, but I'm not part of a group or anything. :-)
link exchanges help a lot and participating in things like illustration friday's - now this is art focused but if there are things in your niche to participate in then that would help. i've started twitter recently and i've gotten more clicks from there plus it is fun!
I don't understand Entrecard and would appreciate any help I could get in that dept.
What a run around I've had lately. I had my web guy put a blog on my website because that was the ultimate goal of my blog, to get more traffic to our website. That was a disaster! I couldn't delete comments and the ads for Vi---- weren't too cool to have on there. So......I'm back in the same boat having my website and blog separate. I desperately need help from someone who knows what they are doing! www.falkenburyfarm.com http://vermontguesthouse.blogspot.com/