New bloggers take note, you will for the most part be invisible unless you list yourself on the relevant directories and you’ll soon see a surge in traffic headed to your blog.
Blogging newbies might try submitting their blogs to the search engines and perhaps the Dmoz open directory project.
For the biggest bang for your buck, however, you’d likely want to google for “blog directory” and “rss directory” and list the high authority directories. Though it can be a somewhat mindnumbing process to submit the same data over and over again, it will result in sustained and long term traffic if done correctly.
Once accepted, you will have a backlink (with possible Google Pagerank of 3 or higher) helping you rank in the search engines for your keywords and key phrases.
One of my favorite directories continues to be Blog Explosion which incorporate various fun elements (which generate traffic too).
For details, you can read the earlier post: Explode your blog traffic with Blog Explosion