Formatting - Your post need not be a circus. If you are not good with formatting, then stick to a theme that is light and descent in colors and the post layout. If you are good with trying new stuff then use that skill to better express through colors, fonts and layouts. Avoid colors that are dark and fonts that are overtly bright.
Always give credit especially for borrowed copy and photographs.
1 per day: If you have just started blogging, then writing consistently might take time. So set a target to have 1 post per day that is well researched.