Your blog won't show up automatically, or immediately - in Google search - or any search
engine hit list.
You need to
publish content, that's interesting and relevant to your prospective
readers. And make your blog interesting to the search engines.
Interesting / Useful Content, plus Reputation, is how you get traffic -
and in turn, Followers, readers, subscribers, and viewers.
Start properly - learn to find, and to share, the blog URL directly with your family and friends.
have to get the search engines involved, but you won't get listed by
them, automatically. You have to do some work, let them know that
you're there, that you want to be listed, and that you are worthy of
Get your friends to link to your blog, where your blog is relevant.
Participate in forums, where your blog is relevant, and include the URL.
Comment on other blogs, in relevant comments, and include the URL.
Put relevant and useful content in your blog.
Some search engines may index your blog using the site feed. Be sure to activate the feed.
When you have done all of the above, your blog will have some weight. Submit your blog to the search engines, for indexing.
Post frequently, and keep the content of your blog moving.
this happens overnight. Search engines can take months to index
your blog fully. Even when your blog is indexed, don't expect for a
some key element in your blog to give you an entry on the first page of
the search hits.
Google Webmaster Tools, and Yahoo Site Explorer, to watch the indexing
progress, keep an eye for problems, and know when the blog is indexed.
And to setup a sitemap, which is useful to the search engines.
use a visitor meter, to know objectively when you get readers, and how
your readers find the blog. Don't use comments, or lack of comments, to
measure viewer activity. Both FlagCounter, SiteMeter, and
StatCounter are free, easy to install, and will give you the beginning
blogger the detail about your visitors, that you need and can use
easily. The first gives you simple visitor counts, tabulated by
country. The last two give you rudimentary visitor logs, as well as
simple visitor counts. Google Stats, a recently added built-in
accessory, is steadily improving in functionality.