Hello Elffster and your... two regulars.
My board started new last August and I know how hard it is to generate traffic. If you wish I can post a banner in my portal sidebar. Because it is a 25% sidebar I have the image width auto reduce banners to 98%. Roughly 215-220 pixels in width. In other words any small print on a large banner wouldn't be readable.
I started exchanging affiliate banners with some sites a few weeks ago and it appears to be helping, but I don't know yet if they are curiosity seekers or going to be regulars.
You have some neat emots so a exposure should help.