Hi Trista. Am following you now. I spent the last couple of months visiting blogs, joining link parties, and leaving tons of comments. I just got over 100 followers. It takes time, but you'll do it!
Try http://thesitsgirls.com and you'll find loads of fun bloggers. If you're into decorating, I have a few link parties on my current post you can visit. That's where I get the majority of my followers - besides MBC, of course. http://muralmaker1.blogspot.com