Focus on good content, not on monetization. Over time, money and benefits will follow good content.
Keep your posts simple! Do not try to impress anyone. be yourself! Visit other blogs which might interest you, take part in conversations or simply put your two cents for others to read and follow you back to your blog.
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.
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.