Here are some new ideas to get more traffic to your blog:
Blog Carnivals (http://www.blogcarnival.com)/ are where groups of bloggers get together and submit posts weekly that are posted altogether on one person's blog. You can host and people get to your site that way or you can submit posts and if people are interested in the summary, then they click through to your site to see the rest.
31 Days to Become a Better Blogger - this article has 31 great ideas for improving your blog and getting more traffic. This is a must read - especially for beginners.
Put your a link to your blog in your signature for emails and forum posts.
Cross Blog Conversations are when two people decide to hold a conversation on their blogs by asking questions to each other.You can see an example here:
Good luck and keep on blogging!