Choose a template that suits your blog content. It not only adds to the blog's beauty but will also accentuate the content well. Bad design is always a put-off to readers.
Presentation is as important as good content. Have attractive pictures, fonts, etc. on your blog to hook the reader.
Avoid using SMS abbreviations in blog post and at least run the post through a spell-check in MS-Word before publishing. If the bloggers cannot take the time out to write proper English, why would the readers bother reading through that cryptic puzzle?