You could try writing and engaging readers [and other bloggers] with smart thoughts and what's important to them.
Reason I am not hopeful about shortcuts: I meet with too many business owners that want to blog, but don't try when they realize it takes a commitment to writing, reading and engaging other bloggers through commenting - in order to gain readership. Readership and community utlimately can generate interest from prospects. But, it's not the shortest path to getting new clients. And I don't think there are shortcuts to gaining meaningful readership of a business's target prospects.
But I guess shortcuts and hard work aren't mutually exclusive. You can try shortcuts + reading/writing commenting to gain readership. I guess I was the master of that.
It's also a useful service for me as a reader since it shows me links to blogs that are related to my subject. Or atleast it purports to. I am interested to see whether the blog posts it syndicates to my blog are relevant to what I write about. So, here it is: