Jamie Harrington Totally the Bomb says Pay it Forward.
Make friends with other aspiring writers at the same place in the process that you are and then help them whenever you can. You will develop amazing friendships and a support system that is essential to your well being as a writer.
Set up a google alert that will tell you whenever someone mentions your name online. This allows you to respond quickly to thank them for the nod and also allows you to reciprocate.
Keep blog posts under 500 words plus a cool picture. Some of the blog readers only display 500 words, so most followers won’t click through after the 500.
Lock down your personal Facebook account and create a fan page for yourself (even though this makes you feel like a tool since you don’t really have fans yetJ). No need to permanently scar the psyche of your unsuspecting young readers with the edgy, inappropriate humor of your adult friends. This has to be done BEFORE people you don’t know start trying to friend you.