The best way to get citations to your blog or website is to offer unique can compelling information. In other words, ask yourself, what does the blog offer that is unique and original. Do you take a certain slant. Do you provoke controversy?
Mix it up a little. Try to get people interacting on your blog but ultimately provide them with a quality experience.
you can gain more backlinks through blog commenting ng forum posting. But you have to choose keywords for your blog comment hyperlink and forum signture. I find these methods effective for my site in create backlinks.
I think you must SEO do ...
On page optimization : choice and modification keyword in URL, Title, Content, Keyword tags...
Off Page optimization : social bookmarking, article submission, forum submission, press realease...
As many people here are stating here, creating backlinks to your own site is great so long as the comments you are leaving are in sync with the blog post topic. Meaning, if the blog post is about tractors, don't leave a comment with a backlink talking about your new pizza company.
~ Linus Ruzicka
by jay 11: removed hyperlink, please keep it on site