A good way of gaining the extra traffic to your blog is to use social sites such as Twitter BUT manually updating twitter each time you publish a post on your blog can be frustrating and time consuming.
I use WP to Twitter, a plugin which takes a couple of minutes to configure and you’re off. Upload the folder to your plugins folder, activate via your blog admin panel and configure. You will need to login to Twitter to setup your site as an application but links and instructions are provided within the plugin. It’s straight forward.
Publish a post and the plugin sends a tweet to your twitter account, potentially pulling in more visitors to your blog.
It’s free, you have nothing to lose so give it a try.
I have not tried the other plugins out there. Is there any others you recommend?