1 per day: If you have just started blogging, then writing consistently might take time. So set a target to have 1 post per day that is well researched.
Never mess your blog with too much of Adsense ads. It gives a confusing look to the blog.
Image speak - A lot of bloggers tend to ignore this, but the images on your blog speak a lot for what you write. Use good quality images and make sure they express your written stuff in utmost simplicity yet precision.