You're welcome, Shane. As far as reads go, it could be any number of things that help contribute to your articles getting more/not getting enough traffic. For example, big breaking-news/trending stories (think Monti Te'o) usually get a ton of traffic compared to, say, an opinion piece on the top NBA jerseys over the last 20 years. However, regardless of the topic, the biggest things to remember are always stick to the B/R style guide and incorporate the proper tags and keywords into your article to help with SEO and get more people to your article. Hope that helps.
Thanks, Shane. I hadn't noticed it was your first piece, so I'm sure you'll learn what needs doing, and that certainly explains the stylistic things. Try bookmarking this puppy: