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.
Originality - Focus more on the originality of content and on a consistent basis. It is a habit you will need to cultivate.
DIY videos: For DIY blogs, apart from the text based posts, videos are a better way to send out the message to your followers as it improves the understanding real time.