What every blog needs is one way non reciprocal backlinks. Free article submissions to directories and content providers, article marketing, submissions of press releases and other forms of content distribution are a means of getting them.
If you write quality content other people will want to link to you, so if you want to put your writing skills to work to promote your blog this article will interest you.
Update: Before you go this route there are three articles I recommend reading:
- Mass Article Submissions Are Not Worth It…?
- How To Use Article Marketing For SEO Purposes
- A Guide To Article Marketing