Grammar - Depending on the language you use, blogging just makes it imperative that you are reasonably good with your grammar skills and proficiency if not a master. Remember your audience is a mix of both; the ones who are experts and the ones who are not.
Spare time to read - Blogging is not just about writing but also about research and reading. Read as much as you can to learn new things and ideas that you can experiment with on your own blog.
Build a community - Connect with like minded people/readers to know what they expect out of you. Interact with them at regular intervals and take their feedback. It will help you gauge a trend and hint you towards a direction you want to take your blog to.