I started my blog last August and get, on average, around 150 hits a month. The problem is that these hits are "spiky". I get a number of days with just one or two hits from blogsurfer and then when someone who is actually interested in the topic find the blog, I can easily get 20 - 30 in a day. Sporadically I mention my blog on Facebook and in Forums and email groups that I belong to that have a link to my topic, but I still can't get a decent listing on Google. I have one reciprocal link to another blog, but am wary of that route given what Google says about inappropriate links.
Given that my topic is seasonal (Gardening), I want to get ready for the upsurge in interest that Spring brings. Any suggestions?
(I have followed the instructions about linking my blog address to my profile, but in case that doesn't work the address is http://gardeninganddogs.wordpress.com)
The blog I need help with is gardeninganddogs.wordpress.com.