If you want to increase traffic to your blog, interview someone well-known and then Facebook and Twitter about it. That's what I did on 5-18-12, and you can see the results below.
Interestingly, Google stats (below) and Sitemeter (above) do not agree. However, they reflect the same spike on 5-18-12.
To read the interview, just visit the previous post. Then, of course, you will become part of the above statistics.