"Successful" blog posts get page views for two main reasons:
1) They use concise, clear language to say something that many people nod their head at and share with others.
2) They comment on something that is currently at the forefront of people's minds and contribute to a global conversation.
You may notice that this particular blog does neither of those things, but I'm going to write it anyway. This is a plug for twitter.
I used to scoff at twitter. I thought it was for the kind of people who update their Facebook status every 20 minutes and piss off all their friends. Then I joined twitter and quickly came to realise that a tweet is not a status update. That "followers" are not "friends". Tweets are conversation and 99% of my followers are people I've never met in real life. I don't know the names of their kids. And they don't know the names of mine (because, privacy yo).
Twitter helps with successful blog reason #1 by providing an avenue for people who don't know you to share what you have to say. It helps with successful blog reason #2 by showing you what people are thinking about and where the global conversation is. So, really, today I should have been posting about feminism because this week Julien Blanc got kicked out of my country, some X Factor judge released a song with misogynistic lyrics and Time magazine suggested we ban the word feminism. Sorry about that.
Long story short: if you have a blog, get on twitter. They go hand in hand.