Everyone is so focused on getting traffic. This means doing all of that fun research for backlinking, using keywords, incorporating tags, and more of that fun stuff in order to learn more about getting all of that traffic.
Implementing all of the methods you learn will get you more traffic. However, what is that traffic actually doing for you? Are the 50 people who viewed your blog going to come back tomorrow or the day after that? Are you getting more subscribers? Are you getting more sales?
Getting hundreds of visitors a day doesn’t translate to hundreds of sales a day. In fact, hundreds of visitors a day may translate to no sales at all if you aren’t promoting anything. Why not come up with your own product? It could be a book, DVD, or something else. You’ll be able to get a revenue from your blog.
It’s not about getting your blog viewed more times than all of the other blogs on the web. It’s about getting the quality viewers: the ones who share your posts, the ones who subscribe to your blog, the ones who come back, the ones who buy your products, and so on. Make sure you can list some benefits of getting more traffic before pursuing that path.