WIZBANG has some pretty good advice on how to get your blog noticed by higher-traffic bloggers. I try hard to find new and interesting blogs, but there are now far more than I can read. I do the best I can. I can't read all my email, and sometimes people will send me an interesting link, but it doesn't fit with the flow at the time. My advice is keep blogging, get noticed by other bloggers at varying traffic levels, and you'll build an audience. The vaunted "Instalanche" looks impressive on your counter for a day, but most of those readers won't stick around. Readers you build on your own will.