Respond when someone likes or comments on your post. Visit their blog and send your comment love. Courtesy brings in more readers and friends.
Search engines don't spare any blogger. E-commerce bloggers must keep in mind the search engines in mind while writing blog posts. SEO friendly writing improves the search of your blog content.
Formatting - Your post need not be a circus. If you are not good with formatting, then stick to a theme that is light and descent in colors and the post layout. If you are good with trying new stuff then use that skill to better express through colors, fonts and layouts. Avoid colors that are dark and fonts that are overtly bright.