The best thing I ever did to improve my technorati rank on Facibus On Blogging was to enter a writing competition. I know that most of the links are just reciprocal “spreading the love” swaps, but I have more RSS subscribers as a result, and more traffic through to my other blogs.
Like guest blogging, entering writing competitions can get you great bang for your effort buck.
The hard way to blog is to write a heap of low-quality material – the smart way is to write memorable posts that give something to the reader, and promote the blog efficiently. Try it, and leave me a comment if I’m wrong 🙂