A new blog should not add to the existing noise in the blogosphere. Do something outstanding to get noticed.
Engage readers with well-researched and creative blog posts. At the end of it ask questions or feedback from them.
Content is the king - In the blogging world so diverse and big, you need to establish yourself with a distinction. the only road to it is good, original and valuable content. Be creative, different and surprise your readers once in a while.
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.