It has been more than 1 years since we started the blog, we have more than 200 recipes on the blog yet there is hardly any day when we get more than a hundred visitors from the search engine.
In the last 1 year, we grew our Facebook page from zero to 58000 likes, most of it was organic, but Facebook eventually took away our page reach.
I followed exactly what Google wants us publishers to do, which is "create great content, take care of the User experience, and Google will take care of the rest, you don't need to build links to do well in Google search"
We are doing fairly well for a team of 2 as far as the content is concerned.
But now I am thinking I should be building links to the blog maybe that way we start getting some search engine traffic.