Stay simple and be original, have patience and perseverance and connect with other bloggers to grow as a blogger!
Grammar - Depending on the language you use, blogging just makes it imperative that you are reasonably good with your grammar skills and proficiency if not a master. Remember your audience is a mix of both; the ones who are experts and the ones who are not.
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.