Be clear about your goals for blogging. Maintaining a blog is laborious. And your goals will keep you motivate!
Image speak - A lot of bloggers tend to ignore this, but the images on your blog speak a lot for what you write. Use good quality images and make sure they express your written stuff in utmost simplicity yet precision.
Blogging community is a virtual arena. Express yourself by blogging as well as commenting on others' posts. It highlights you and increases traffic.
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.