Content is paramount so far as blogging goes. No less important is to promote your blog contents. How bad it feels if your painstaking effort in making a good article doesn’t attract too much attention.
There are at least two ways on how to promote your blog.
1. Link exchange: it’s useful to have a higher Google PR (page ranking)
2. Blog submission. Submit your blog to free blog directory.
Here are the blog directory I found on the internet. A few of them requires you to put their badge / chicklet / logo in your blog, if it’s the case just follow the requirements and remove them once your blog has been accepted.
List of Blog Directory Worldwide for World Bloggers. If you feel it’s too much, take the first Five