Hi Brandon, thanks for your reply and for the interest. I started my blog "Fascinating Animals" in March this year simply to share my love of and interest in our animal world !! I guess as I love writing & reading and I'm a quadruple Virgo (4 planets in Virgo) and love information, and have used Blogger and My Space, etc. I thought I'd turn my hand at expressing my interests via WordPress.
I don't plan to monetize either of my 2 WP blogs, and I do think that it is somewhat the "luck of the draw" as to the number of hits that a Blog gets. Also, I think that people who go to a site go there because of a very specific topic or theme, like with my new Blog, the majority search terms have been "ice cream" and "green lady" which has led them to my blog posts about twins and the metaphor of ice-cream, and to my post about the Chinese Green Lady print by Tretchikoff.
Even with my FA blog, the word doc I attached above shows a huge number of visits for just a handful of blog posts cum topics, so a skewed distribution for all my blog posts, if you like, indicating just several topics/issues of interest to readers of that blog. I guess that "taxonomy" is a perennial subject at school, haha, which I accidentally tapped into.
I'd like to say also that on my FA site, I did try to get Comments on my blog by doing a post recently for a "free give-away" but only one person (and that was one of my active Followers) participated. I came to the conclusion from that experiment, that readers of my FA site don't care about showing appreciation or acknowledgement of my efforts, and as not many WP Bloggers comment or like posts there altogether, I conclude the viewers are mainly school students.
Curiously enough, my new Blog is getting Likes on all posts by WP Bloggers, and I think this is because it covers a big range or spectrum of topics/themes, including food, art, crafts and more to come, which somehow Bloggers find, I think perhaps through exploring topics on WordPress dot com.
Can you please tell me the title of my post in which there is the spelling mistake of "vist" rather than "visit"? Sorry, I had a quick look but can't find it to correct it. I must correct it though, being a fussy quadruple Virgo that I am.
Once again, thanks for your interest, and it is great to share our thoughts and experiences, I agree also. I am not sure what criteria are required for advertisers to want to advertise on your blog, but perhaps a search on the WP Forums will yield the answers you seek.
Best regards to you & Dough Market, Brandon.