Write straight from your Heart...Write for a Cause and Not for an Applause!!
Respond with personalised comments rather than a generic Thank You. Fostering a conversation helps build the credibility of your blog!
Don't just type, talk to your audience. Blogging is way big a market on internet and people will like you if you do more than just providing information. Suggest, express, appreciate, criticize and have an opinion to build a relativity to a like minded audience. Make them feel that their visit to your blog matters to you.