KISS - Keep it simple stupid. Always keep your blog simple, organizes upto the point. Do not over-flood with unnecessary posts or irrelevant images and keep your content straight-forward.
Guest post, guest post, guest post. I write guest articles for other blogs and also invite bloggers to contribute towards my blog. In this way network is built. Both the blogs get famous.
Post Ideas: At times you will just run out of ideas for post not sure what to do. use google and apps like Evernote to note down all that ticks in your mind. Something will surely turn into a new post.