Keep it simple. You want your navigation to be in the same place. The less you can make your visitors work on your blog the better.
Take it slow. In the beginning months remember that you’re just going to have to learn the fundamentals before your blog gets more popular.
Your going to have to share your blog on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.
Blog about something you are passionate about. You don’t want the fire to die 1 week into starting your blog.
Be active in the biosphere, whether it be blog comments, establishing relationships or just participating on your nice related stuff.
Make sure you frequently update your blog with new post.
Don’t spam people’s blog. You don’t want to be labeled as a spammer.
Pick a theme for your blog that is easy to use and easy to work with.
Backup your blog regularly.
Choose a web host that is reliable and supports WordPress.