don't beg. don't self promote. do write original content. do link to other sites. don't link to other sites. don't write more than 100 words. do write extended essays. do this do that.
how does a site become popular. the experts have no sure idea. they will take all the money you will give to sell you certainty.
sometimes new ideas click with many. sometimes with none. people don't know what they want until they see it. or someone has enough money and influence to tell them what they want. (think fruit named company).
will anyone read this? the experts say you want original content. we're supposed to pretend we don't care. but, if we didn't care why would we have this site at all.
we say none of us really know what we want.
but, if we consider long enough we may figure what we need.what do you need?