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.
Recommend content is advisable for E-commerce bloggers. For e.g. Recommended books. A buyer will want to know what more is there in store for him/her.
Research: Use blogs that publishes content that is based on research ans is relevant to what your topic is.