Write press releases for your blog.
Link liberally to other blogs in your posts (many bloggers check who links to them).
Tag your posts using Technorati tags or a tag plug-in.
Submit your posts to multiple social bookmarking sites using OnlyWire.
Use Stumbleupon to stumble your posts.
Answer questions on Yahoo answers with the answers on your blog.
Answer questions on forums related to your niche with a link to one of your blog posts that answers the question.
Set up a feed on MyYahoo so that Yahoo keeps better track of your blog.
Make lists (My Top 5…, Ten Things…, etc.). Many of the most popular blog posts are lists like this one.
Use pictures. Most of the top trafficed blogs use pictures in their posts.
Use video on your blog.
Find out what people want to learn about in your blog’s niche and write about it.
Be the first to break a news story.
Use keyword research to find good keywords to use in your posts.
Write controversial posts.
Strongly Agree or strongly disagree with other bloggers and write about it with link to their post.
Make it easy for your readers to sign up for your RSS feed.
Make it easy for your readers to Digg your posts.
Ask your readers to submit your posts to social bookmarking sites (Digg, Reddit, etc.).
Write a topic and post it in different sections and thereby create a series. This increases the curiosity of the web visitors who turn to the blog for the interesting follow-ups.
Write on controversial topics that arouse the interests of the web visitors.
Try to blog out breaking news first. It increases the popularity and creates an authentic image in the web community.
Use right keywords in the body content. The placement of the keywords in accurate density proves to be search engine friendly.
It is very important to encourage comments of web visitors in your blog. Highlight the most relevant comments on the blog. Try to build a cordial relation with the web visitors so that they visit your blog over and over again.
Submit your blog in blog directories and the RSS feed in RSS directories respectively.
It will be fruitful if you use the Ping-O-Matic service. Enter your blog name and its URL and select the directories according to choice. Any updates in your blog are automatically updated in the directories. The web visitors in these directories will able to access your contents.
While designing your blog it necessary to make an email subscription button and form. This proves to be very user friendly.
Try to comment on other blogs. This will introduce your blog in the blogger community.
List your favorite blogs in the blog rolls. You must also try to list your blog in other blogs.
Nowadays blogging have become a popular hobby for many. It is not necessary to be a tech guy to have a blog. There are even some pretty popular house wife blogs out there. Anyone can blog.
Benefits of having a blog
Have you asked yourself why people spend so much time in this? There are some good reasons behind. Of course, there are some sole bloggers, writing only for the idea out there. But blogging is a great way to promote, market and SEO website or service.
Both people and search engines are interested in fresh content and regularly updated blogs have it. Blogs often get fast indexed and on the top for hard keywords. Also blogging for your service, website or product will boost their popularity.
In other hand if you manage to create interesting and popular blog, you will get some regular visitors. People that like your blog will recommend it to their friends and will share your URL in popular forums and social networks. So you will have many visitors and some new and cool natural backlinks.
So what do you need to have a fancy blog? Is it expensive?
No. There are many free blogging services. Most popular of them are blogger and wordpress, but there are also many others. Almost all of these services give the opportunity for customization. You can have your unique style and there is no need for paying.