Make good use of media (audio/ video/ embedded tweets, etc.) in your articles. It helps in grabbing the attention of the reader and supports your text.
Always acknowledge a comment on your blog and respond to the commentator, preferably at his own blog. Its great to reciprocate the gesture.
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.