And you want people to read it. In my humble opinion, it is all content and staying within your niche, not knocking off others, and waiting out the time it takes to build loyal readership. I do also think Problogger.com's recent post entitled: How Not to Promote Your Blog: Top 10 Broken Blog Promotion Strategies is a helpful guideline.
We probably all get emails asking us to link up which is great if it is a blog I read and comment upon but if not, my rule of thumb is that I read the blog for months usually before putting them up on a reading list. Part of the niche here at BH is that my blogs of note are also best-in-class and complimentary-subject entities. That list over there, on the right, I'm committed to those blogs. I read them seemingly forever and now that they are there, we have a partnership: I don't throw other blogs up there of any old thing just whenever because it detracts from the quality of my blog and does not indicate to other bloggers on the wall that I take them seriously to put them among the best company I could find. See? That barely scratches the surface of the read-comment relationship and the essay above will help in this area.
I think the Probogger essay can give clarity to those new to the blog community. It seems a misunderstanding that because one comments, one will make the billboard list. Furthermore, comment hounds are a little creepy, no? Business self-promoters? People who leave one comment hoping you will become one of their readers and make it on to your blog roll but never recognize you or visit your blog again? Ugh. Yes, there are a few things that make me a little uneasy...
So, kind Readers, do you have advice you can offer new additions to the blogosphere? It seems there are a lot of new sites which be well served by your experience.