Technorati.com is like the Google search engines for blogs. You definitely want to claim your blog on their site, before someone else does.
Submit your blog to blog directories and bookmarking sites after each post update.
Examples of ping services include www.pingoat.com and daily blog tips.com/ping list . These ping services update major blog sites like Technorati and alert them to your updates. This will push your blog to the top of their "recently updated" pages and increase your site awareness and traffic. You might even make it to the top page, if only for a short time.