Happy new year to all! I was just surfing the blogs on Blog Explosion and came across a posting on "What Top Bloggers Do," by Tino Buntic on Virtualaccuracy.com.
1) Freely link to other websites and other blogs. The blogs you link to will have a look at you and some will link back to you. Don't ask for links - freely give, freely receive.
2) Use descriptive words in anchor text of links. When linking to other blogs, use descriptive text in the link. This is the "anchor text." Doing this helps search engines find you.
3) Write about news, current events, other businesses, other people, other blogs, other websites. (Notice the pattern?) STOP writing about yourself. No one wants to hear it. If you find, however, you absolutely must write about yourself, only do so about a fourth of the time.
4) Keep your topics interesting with an interesting point of view.
The original article the above was exerpted from can be found at this blog.