You have found a Blog platform and you have registered a blog. You have also found a design template that you are happy with. You might want to explore which features of the template you can adapt and alter. You can often add graphics to the headline or background and this is a good way of making a template based blog look a bit more individual. Have a look at the widgets and see which ones will work best. Have a look at your favourite blogs to get some ideas about which widgets to use. Don’t worry to much about changing the look and feel of your blog even if it is ‘live’. At this point it won’t be getting any traffic. Work on the design and layout until you are happy.
Make sure you get the basics right. There will be no separate proof reader and no grammar checker. If you aren’t good at these things get someone to check your posts before you publish. Most blog platforms have spell checkers, use them and proof read your work. A blog with spelling mistakes or poor grammar will be the kiss of death, even if the quality of the writing is good.
The importance of the quality still can not be underestimated and it is our job to make the material engaging. Some people find this easier than others but it can be learnt. There are many blogs out there created by technically brilliant people who can’t or won’t write in a coherent fashion.
If it doesn’t come naturally then practise. Read as much as you can learn what works and take advice from others. If that doesn’t work then partner up with someone that can write. If the content is poor then the blog is too.