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.
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?
Blogging is all about sharing; no matters if the blog post is written by you or not. Keep spreading the good vibes for your readers.