Scoble has an excellent write-up on how to get your blog “discovered” by potential readers, fellow bloggers, et al.
I’ve already been doing most everything that he recommends, save actually clicking through on my links to other people’s blogs (to trigger their referrer log). Here I thought I was the only one curious enough to read through my referrer log to see where my traffic was coming from.
The other clear takeaway is originality. Link blogs (where people simply post links to things they found interesting without adding significant commentary of their own) are valuable… but they’re less likely to get you discovered.
This is one to ponder; weighing the value of originality (and perhaps, being intentionally provocative vs. “purely objective”).