Research: Use blogs that publishes content that is based on research ans is relevant to what your topic is.
Presentation is as important as good content, Have attractive pictures, fonts etc. on your blog to hook the reader.
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.
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.