The biggest question I have for you is, how do you promote your article? I'm also finding ways on how to promote my article to generate tons of traffic but I cannot say that I am 100% successful all the time.
It works but at a very small scale. Since, these links are easy to acquire Google has started to give them less authority, but however I believe they contain a little amount of authority for sure. So, building them won't be a bad choice.