Audience quest: Pay attention to what your audience is asking and give them what they are looking for in your blog. Whether it is content or questions, make it interesting.
Grammar - Depending on the language you use, blogging just makes it imperative that you are reasonably good with your grammar skills and proficiency if not a master. Remember your audience is a mix of both; the ones who are experts and the ones who are not.
Focus on good content, not on monetization. Over time, money and benefits will follow good content.