My friend from Kentucky, Ora, asked how I get so many hits on my journal. I sent her an e-mail telling what I think is my secret, and then realized some of you might want to know, too.
1. Join in the Monday Photo Shoots and Weekend Assignments, over at John Scalzi's blog. He works for AOL, and lots of times AOL features the folks who play his games; if you're featured, you'll get new visitors.
2. Make lots of entries. People who have you on alert will usually come back to read each entry you make.
3. Visit other people's journals, comment, and leave the link to your journal. They'll probably check you out, and if they like your journal, they'll be back.
I'm sure there are other things, but these are the ones I've learned.