Scoble notes that we really are in the narrowcasting business:
Every time I get on TechMeme I get 500 to 3,000 visits. That matches what the Guardian and what Nick Carr are seeing.
But, truth is not many sites out there do any better. Yeah, when I get on Digg I get 20,000. When I got on the front page of the BBC a couple times in the past month I got 5,000 each time. But Valleywag? I get 100 to 1,000 visits (I’ve been on there something like 20 times including with some VERY sensational posts that would make anyone click and ask themselves “what the heck did that guy do?”)
I certainly don't see a noticeable pickup from being part of the Techmeme discussion links - and this site lands there a lot. Unless you're writing a celebrity or political blog - and even then, you have to get noticed first - you're getting mostly a set of "regulars" to your site. There's nothing wrong with that, but it's worth remembering the next time you look over your logs.