[Inspired by Keln of Nuking Politics, who asked me for advice. Figured the answer might be helpful to more than just him]
You want to build traffic, and it’s going slow, and it’s frustrating.
Bad news. It’s just going to take time and there are no shortcuts.
All you can do is work the fundamentals:
Post as often as you can.
Make your commentary as original as you can.
Build relationships with your readers – comment on their comments, answer their emails, praise them in your posts if something they said inspired you to write it.
Finally – write in an entertaining fashion.
For example, I could have introduced a video of whiny hippies by saying:
“Ha ha, sad hippies.”
Which would’ve been adequate.
What I said was this:
“Mostly just watch this for the schadenfreudey goodness only attainable via the sweet, sweet lamentations of spirit-crushed socialists”.
And someone linked the post SPECIFICALLY because they liked that sentence.
Never underestimate the power of a good turn of phrase.
You’re a man on a public stage now.