Writing online is easy, getting people to read your writing is not. It is not the topic, the keywords, even the networking which actually starts you on the road to prosperity, it is getting other members of whatever publishing site you use to read you. This population of co-writers is your first audience, and garners your first hits.
Building up a following is very simple; read what others have written, comment, and sit back and wait for reciprocity.
Most writers will see your comment and out of courtesy read your article and comment on it. Some may not, but out of 50 you can expect about 35 hits, and perhaps 20 comments.
Break yourself into a schedule of reading other writers. Always read those who read your work, always answer comments on your item, (unless they are spam or flames) and build up a protocol of reading one new writer a day. Of course on sites which only pay by clicks on Ads, forget it. No one who writes for the site is going to click on any of the ads. On sites which pay by hits this method should easily net you 50 reciprocals.
The unfunny joke of a Google is that is 1000 people click on an item, even if it is rubbish, Google will rate it highly. This will graner another 100k hits until Google somehow realises it is rubbish, (if ever). One of the unfunny jokes of the Internet Writing Fraternity is the "Whitehouse Insider". Invented garbage which continues to gain millions of hits because it already has millions of hits.
When you become a popular commentator on other people's work, they will automatically click on whatever you write because they 'like' you. You may hate them, may think their writing is rubbish, but a few 'Good work!" or "Interesting topic!" comments will have them become your 'followers'. Having 50 automatic hits as your work is published soon turns into 500 and then 50k as people want to know what all the excitement is about.