Thing is I’ve tried this.
I’ve written journals about writing and editing.
I’ve written journals about realistic considerations of anthros in a world.
I’ve written journals on recommending stories - typically free, online stories.
These get no attention.
Hell, I even post asking what my current readers would like to see me write, and the only response I receive is “What’s wrong with what you write?”
Then I look at other authors who have 400, 900, 1000 watchers and I just don’t get it. I asked one author and he said his watchers didn’t shoot up until he started posting fursuit/leather stuff - so it’s unrelated to his writing, period.
And as Poetigress pointed out, I’m SOL in terms of money to commission artists.
One reason I want watchers is because I want to do a kickstarter next year for a collection of short stories - the KS is merely to generate money for the cover/interior art. Sure, watchers may not translate to anything else, but the more watchers the more people are likely to see the KS in the first place.