I was bored one night a few weeks ago and decided to make an entire web app in a few hours. I had recently read through a very long and successful thread on the SA Forums soliciting "unusual life advice", which taught me a few things, including:
I got a few hundred visits over the next week, then traffic started to level off.
Then I submitted it to StumbleUpon. I had recently installed their browser toolbar on a friend's recommendation. Users give thumbs-up ratings or text tags to sites they're browsing, and if they're bored, they can click the "Stumble!" button and it goes to a random site that they might like. It works pretty well for me, although many of the sites have been stupid Flash games. (Be careful what you indicate when their registration asks you to select a bunch of interests.)
Nothing happened for a few days. Then, for a reason I haven't yet discovered, it suddenly started to get a lot of StumbleUpon traffic this week. See for yourself.
Today, StumbleUpon is the referring source of 80% of Omnescio's traffic, and Omnescio is currently attracting over 10 times as much traffic per day as Marco.org.
I have no idea how this happened, but it's pretty damn cool. So go over to Omnescio, read other people's advice, and submit your own!