"If I was a contributor here at your blog, Mr. Jakson, I would take full advantage of your traffic and post at Skeptical Eye all I could, because you're getting a lot more visitors than my pathetic, low-traffic blog"-Byron H., potential SE contributor.
My reply to Byron is that "pathetic" traffic is in the eye of the beholder, and it's all relative. Over 1000 unique visitors a day is nice, but still pitiful compared to the big players in blogville. Still, I am happy we're getting such steady traffic and that it is building rapidly.
I was thrilled at the boost we received from the Harold Camping controversy, but it only lasted three days, and we are now back to our regular 1,000 a day or so (see chart below).
The blue bar represents unique visits, and the traffic surge started on Saturday, May 21 (Rapture/Judgment Day). Yesterday, we were back to just over 1,000.
The thing is, even I myself am not taking advantage of this opportunity. I don't post as much as I'd like to, or all the original posts I've been working on, because I simply don't have time. My shift at work has changed, and I have to get up and be there much earlier than before. By the time I get home at night, I'm just too exhausted to make the contributions here that I would like to, and instead find myself falling asleep at the keyboard.
I shall try to do better...