The problem, of course, is in the "get." The request has at its foundation the assumption that what you've built has somehow earned attention. "Our business model is working great--we just need more traffic..." writes Seth Godin as an answer to all the people who asked him, "How can I get more traffic?"
He is of course referring to websites in general, websites that are suppose to generate revenues. But I just felt it was quite true for Blogs as well. A link from desipundit or a popular site to a one off topic will increase the hit for a few days (or a day), but for repeat visitors, you need to have a decent content, people will want to come and read every day. The content could be an interesting anecdotes, humour, sharp opinions or just a well written blog about nothing.