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?
Put advertisement but make sure that your blog visitor doesn't get irritated when ads pop up one after another like a flood.
Listicles are for E-commerce bloggers. Write the top 10's for your products/services. It could be benefits, features, place or anything else. It helps your audience grasp information quickly.
It was lovely knowing your takeaways from 2017. Now, let us hear your wishes for 2018. Aren't we all looking at the new year with love and hope? It is better to write down and then refer to it regularly if you really care about them.