You want traffic to your blog, but trying to be seen on a search engine is a daunting task. You need to aim at a smaller tighter crowd first, this is where Twitter comes shines.

Twitter is a simple microblogging tool that can be used in unlimited ways. Driving traffic to your personal blog is just one way. If you don't have a Twitter feed of your own I would suggest starting one before you read farther.

Now that you have a Twitter feed all you need to do is syndicate your blog feed to Twitter. Wordpress and Drupal both have plugins or modules that easily integrate into you blog to syndicate your blog to Twitter.

When you create a new blog now, you simply send it over to Twitter and let Twitter do the rest of the work.

If you have compelling or interesting blogs people will be coming to your site faster than you think. If nobody comes at first try writing a few blogs specific topics that people might be following. Be unique and compelling and they will come.

Once you start getting traffic to your blog, you become more noticeable in search engines.