Most blogs fail. See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/07/fashion/07blogs.html?_r=0 Get used to that fact. With that out of the way, if you're SERIOUS about NOT FAILING, here's one tip you might want to wrap your mind around... One of the top reasons why most blogs fail is because they SPRAY AND PRAY. The people behind these blogs post stuff that THEY THINK is awesome. What's wrong with this picture? I hope you can see it. But just in case you're BLIND to what's wrong with this strategy, let me spell it out for you: Just because you THINK something is awesome, doesn't mean your audience will feel the same. The sad truth is your AUDIENCE probably doesn't see things the same way as you. No wonder your stuff doesn't get traffic. No wonder your readers don't share your stuff. HOW DO YOU FIX THIS PROBLEM? Very simple: Post stuff that YOU KNOW is HOT in your niche. How do you know? Social signals like FB shares/tweets, etc. Use social signal detection tools like buzzsumo to find hot topics in your niche Next, come up with a PROVOCATIVE or DIFFERENT SPIN to a hot topic Next, share it with people who have shared links that involve the hot topic in your niche. Pay attention to your stats. If you noticed that certain sites are sharing your stuff more frequently, investigate those traffic sources and give them MORE of what they want. To recap, PUBLISHING AND WAITING is a losing game. To WIN, you need to publish stuff that's PROVEN TO HAVE AN AUDIENCE *AND* actively RECREATE the distribution channels of content that focus on HOT topics.