Use technology - Social plugins and SEO tools are a great thing to market your blog or a blog post. If you do not know about it, then learn it. It helps you reach out your audience in a better way and also improves the ranking of your blog.
Focus on good content, not on monetization. Over time, money and benefits with follow good content.
The best method to attract traffic to your blog is to write good content regularly and share on all social media sites at a time when your audience is online.