Respond with personalised comments rather than a generic Thank You. Fostering a conversation helps build the credibility of your blog!
Its not just good content that matters, presentation of post is very important too. Have attractive pictures, fonts etc to hook the readers.
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.