Grow your Blog Organically. Don't force/ask anyone to share, follow or comment on blog. Just focus on promotion.
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.
E-commerce bloggers must carefully write keeping their audience in mind. Everything you post on your blog will speak for your product or service. Your interaction with bloggers in comments and otherwise will give you a direction.