Its not just good content that matters, presentation of post is very important too. Have attractive pictures, fonts etc to hook the readers.
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.
DIY videos: For DIY blogs, apart from the text based posts, videos are a better way to send out the message to your followers as it improves the understanding real time.