Here is a recent graph of my blog hits:
That’s a new record for this blog, in the 900s. It’s the result of my comedy post. It was simply a link to elsewhere and the product of about four minutes of work.
Meanwhile, my post on helping language learners read mathematics, the product of about 6 months of painful introspection, registered on my stats like this:
The former was a post getting a lot of one-shot visitors, whereas I imagine the latter was simply processed through Google Reader.
Moral: don’t worry about the day-to-day visits. Just write about what you want and eventually the readers will come.