Write straight from your Heart...Write for a Cause and Not for an Applause!!
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.
Respond when someone likes or comments on your post. Visit their blog and send your comment love. Courtesy brings in more readers and friends.