I started my blog approximately 3 weeks ago as a project just to talk about common topics with Shiba Inus and give insight to help other dog owners with their dogs. I have decided to try to monetize it as my time is limited, and i could really use the money for personal reasons at the moment (couldn't we all? lol). I've been having trouble getting real traffic to the site even though i've submitted it to stumbleupon, technorati, and i've even been sharing each article on facebook. Still, the only real traffic i get is from family members and personal friends that visit the site upon request. I am new at this, and i have almost no knowledge of SEO or most of the other topics that go along with monetization and traffic. I would just appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction to begin monetizing my blog successfully.