To answer the questions at the end of the linked post: I do the following things to help promote my blog:
First of all, I automatically share my post on my social media platforms, as well as my tumblr blog.
I often times take part in Cee’s share your world challenge, if I have relevant answers to the questions that are posed there, and I leave a ping back to the post. I also take part in the Cherished blog fest every fall, which has helped me gain more blog followers, and I find posts that I really love in the process as well.
I also press posts like this one, and add tags and categorize them, so as to leave a pingback to the original poster. Since I am an author, I like to do author interviews, either on other blogs, with a link directly to my website, or ask other authors to do interviews on my site so I can share a link to theirs.
For those of you reading my post as well as the original post, please share your blog promotional tips in the comments below.