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.
Audience quest: Pay attention to what your audience is asking and give them what they are looking for in your blog. Whether it is content or questions, make it interesting.
Follow up on comments you wrote on posts. Continue the conversation. Bloggers enjoy engaging with their readers.