So right now I am 7 (seven) hits SHORT of 500 for the month of April. This is about typical for me, actually. The most I ever got was in October, when I won the DeviantArt Daily Deviation. I had nearly 1000 hits. But after analyzing my data, I realize that getting the DD did not earn me a greater viewership. Before I hit it, I reached a little over 500 hits in September. November still had high hits, which is to be expected. But December, with fewer posts and holiday plans, had fewer hits, and January saw the numbers return to around 500. It has hovered around there ever since.
So what I am going to have to start doing to increase my numbers is interacting with folks. I need to actually go to forums, tweet about normal things, take an interest in those who read my blog. I had hoped people might comment more frequently, but I guess I will have to go to them. Over on DA, I tend to get about 1 "llama badge" for ever 2 I give out, so I think that I just need to start interacting more. I suppose an hour a day would help. Let's see what this will do with my numbers.