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.
Blogging community is a virtual arena. Express yourself by blogging as well as commenting on others' posts. It highlights you and increases traffic.
Be awesome. There's enough mediocrity out there. Stop adding to the noise and do something outstanding.