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.
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.
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.