I would venture to say that 99% of blog readers are blog writers. Which means that most of my readers know exactly what I'm doing: pouring my heart into a post, then putting it out there for anyone to see. Hoping someone reads it. Did they find it through a search? In most cases for me, no. They've found it through a link on someone's blog, or because I've commented on their blog and they've come to mine to see who I am.
While you're visiting, if you find something interesting, please leave them a comment. Bloggers love to get comments on what they write. Please make it an interesting comment -- "Wow, that looks fun!" is just a gesture. Why not go a little further with something like "Thanks for the great post about frisbee golf. If I hadn't seen your photo, I wouldn't have known that golf frisbees are shaped differently than regular frisbees." You can even answer a question the blogger might pose with a link back to your own blog. But don't just toot your own horn -- you're there to tell them you like their blog.
When someone gives you a comment, you'll usually see it in your email. I always email a thank you back to them. In other words, I comment on their comment. That's a great thing go do, especially when you're only getting a few comments. You want them to know you appreciate them. If it is a blogger you've never seen before, take the time to go back and look at their blog. The bottom line is, if you want someone to visit your blog, tell them thank you, then go visit their blog.
Can you recommend any artist blogs for me to visit? I'm always looking for new ones.