Saad Kamal notes on his blog that Google has released a blogger's best practices guide in the Webmasters/Site owners help forum. The ideas behind the blogger's guide are pretty self-explanatory: write great content often. Make sure it's discoverable. And finally, add your blog to Google Webmaster Tools for more insights.
Of course, this is basic information, but as many note, it's a good refresher in case we have our minds stuck in the advanced details and nuances of optimization.
So on behalf of a bunch of bloggers out there, thanks, Google!
Forum discussion continues at Sphinn.