I try not to worry much about meta tags and site analysis software, but prefer to concentrate on building links. If your blog allows you should set it up to automatically ping some of the blog services out there. That way every time you publish a new post or even edit an older one all those blog services will get updated and come crawling your blog usually in minutes.
You can also register your blog with blog directories. RSSTop55
has a list to get you started
The same techniques you would use to get people to find your main site should also be used to promote your blog.