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Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:
I would add:
#14 Guest Post (especialy with Google Authorship coming).
#15 Contestify (create cool contests).
#16 Work on blogs navigaiton and keyword silos.
#17 Add "Poeple who Read Also Like...".
#18 Add email subscription and regular persona based emails.
That last tip needs some explanation. Blogs have a hard tie gaining substantial PageRank because they tend to be one and done (people come read the post you just pitched on social media and leave). Fix one and done with a "People who like, also like..." Amazon-like feature sharing relevant content to the post on the page.
Finally stop treating your blog like a blog and more like a website by adding email subscription forms and developing persona based email marketing. Best guide to how to do this is Managing Content Marketing (book) by Rose and Pulizzi.