The most effective way of promoting a blog within the WordPress.com community is to seek out other blogs and form blog centered relationships with bloggers who share the same blogging interests.
It is in your blog’s best interest to actively promote your blog to bloggers working on all from all blogging platforms as well as here at wordpress.com. Some blog directories, and social networks are general and have categories and sub-categories that define niches within their general membership. Other blog directories and social networks are niche (subject) specific. In both cases doing a effective job of promoting your posts and your blog is based on the foundation of having a concise profile and accurate blog description.
Social networking tremendously expands the audience you can connect with. Social networks are centered on member profiles and have communication tools including private messaging (email), instant messaging, chat, groups, forums, and video and photo sharing, etc. The tools are designed to facilitate ever growing webs of ” friend ” connections.
At the end of the day, if you do not use social media and social networks to promote your blog posts and blog, then you will find building a growing readership is more difficult as the audience you reach will be limited.
To review the steps you have taken when it comes to creating and promoting your your blog I’d like to draw your attention to > Creating a new blog. Scroll down to (8) and (9). http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2009/06/09/creating-a-new-blog/