The only way to get your blog read by many people is to write the interesting article and post.be honest.
Gosh ... I can guarantee that I was honest above and I have no reason to doubt the others who have responded were honest too.
I disagree with you. On one hand, you can create and publish a post completely lacking in original content with someone else's video in it, or a single image with a line of text under it, promote it on Twitter and Facebook, and it may go viral. On the other, your can publish a high quality original post and fail to promote it. Well, if no one knows it exists then who will read it?
(1) Don't play hide and seek with search engines. WordPress.com makes search engine verification easy. The easy to follow step by step instructions for registering and verufying your blog with Google, Yahoo and Bing can be found in the WordPress.com Support Documentation at the Webmaster Tools link. http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
(2) Search engine optimization, is the strategy and process of increasing the amount of visitors to a site by making structural changes to the site and the content in it that result in the site ranking high in search engine results. The higher a site ranks in the results of a search, the greater the chance that that site will be visited by a user who has been using a search engine to locate material of interest to them. http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/blogging-learning-seo-is-worth-the-effort/
(3) There are twenty five steps all bloggers can use to increase targeted traffic to their blogs. The steps are found in this post and you will find they are internally linked to tutorials http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/twenty-five-steps-to-increase-blog-traffic/ In addition this post provides step by step blog promotion instructions http://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2009/11/07/blog-promotion-basics/
I believe many interesting posts that are not optimized and not promoted published every day that fail to attract a high number of readers because their publishers have erroneously ascribed to the notion "build a blog and they will come".