Just came across this wonderful blogger Wonderlass! She has some great tips on how to grow your business or blog. This one is great on how to make sure you don't come across as annoying or pushy when doing self promotion.
Self promotion idea. Here's an interesting idea - this is a fabric sampler - but how about reducing your work - writer/photographer/blogger/designer - to a miniature scale and attach them to hang tags to show off your creativity as well as your fab talent.