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.
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.
E-commerce bloggers can gradually choose to write curated content from other websites/blogs. That always helps because a buyer will generally not spend much time surfing. He/she will appreciate it if you provide most of what they are looking for.