There is too much to do when it comes to marketing a blog but to reign in the time spent on these communities, here are simple, long term strategies that will work for every blogger.
Networking can make your blog grow boundlessly. To establish this network, you need a community. Find out exactly where you can find one, physically and virtually.
Your first blog is the your first furniture. It might be small and insignificant in itself but it matters in the big picture.
What have you been up to while I have been behind this laptop typing my fingertips into non-existence? Looking for new content? New blogs? New website? Something to sate that content (oh, I mean constant) hunger for finding content and producing content?