I have had three sites in my online career. All of them have been based on a solid idea (or so I thought), but I have not been able to get them off the ground.
I have been reading through webmaster guides and articles for months but nothing seems to work. All the same ideas are put forward - write articles, exchange links, advertise....
It is not that simple.
I think there must be a huge amount of luck involved... or I just plain suck at promoting. I don't suppose anyone has any unique ideas into promoting a site that will actual work for a change.
(And by suck I mean that I would be happy with 100 unique visitors a day. I have a forum that has an average post per day rate of 1!!! Just me)