Here we go
Jan 2012 1230
What I've seen is a big increase in hits ever since I've changed the layout to Blogger's dynamic view. Because the dynamic view allows the reader to see, essentially, all the blog posts I've made and I get hits for older posts.
I also get more hits when I post more than once a week.
It looks like my blog numbers have died off a bit in November and December and I'm not sure why. I'll have to investigate that.
I've also had limited success from my cross promotional activities. (When I post to twitter or facebook.)
But most of my hits will come from my e-mail signature, which I've set up automatically. And also from people googling my name.