After completing your post, read it with a fresh eye from the perspective of a reader to check if you enjoy it or if it needs changes.
Never mess your blog with too much of Adsense ads. It gives a confusing look to the blog.
Post Ideas: At times you will just run out of ideas for post not sure what to do. use google and apps like Evernote to note down all that ticks in your mind. Something will surely turn into a new post.
It was lovely knowing your takeaways from 2017. Now, let us hear your wishes for 2018. Aren't we all looking at the new year with love and hope? It is better to write down and then refer to it regularly if you really care about them.