It was written early last year (I’m late to Cool Cat’s party) but it’s simple and very useful for the starting blogger like me + it has a few tips that even the seasoned pros could use.
1. Ping. Use pingomatic.com every time you update your blog. It lets the universe (lots of it anyways) know you’ve got new news to share.
2. Add Value. Comment on articles you quote, don’t just make a collection of links.
3. Track Your Blog. I once started a company wide Six-Sigma Initiative at a large integrated chemicals plant that made soda-ash, salt and cement. There first mantra was: You can’t improve what you don’t track. It applies to blogs too. If you are a serious blogger, get a neat Stats Tracker (SiteMeter, SiteCounter or Google Analytics are nifty ones) so you know where your traffic is coming from, who is referring you, who is linking to you etc. Helps you understand your audience and take decisions on content or even publicising your blog.
There’s more in the complete article so visit it.