Writing in the net is not the same as writing for books or newspapers. On-line writers normally promote their own stuff, unlike with novelists, JK Rowling or Stephen King. Paper back, hard bound, newspaper writers have their own conveniences that they have their own publishers and marketers.
Here in the net, I found the site StumbleUpon very beneficial for page views and would you believe in Flickr?
StumbleUpon is great just be sure to have an awesome site. Here are some of my pointers onHow to Improve Your Stumble Upon Blog.
As for Flickr, definitely you can have views there without spamming. Try my suggestions on How to Gain Page Views Through Flickr.
Good luck and have a great day!