Put some thought into the title of your posts. Having typos or complicated words in your title will not get you as much traffic from search engines as a well thought title might. I know you understand typos, but let’s look at complicated words. You might title a post “Hand Crafted Presents for Christmas.” It sounds nice and inviting, it does, but I don’t know that it would get as many hits through a search engine as the title “Handmade Christmas Gifts” might. Just think about how we type into our search engine search bars.
Make sure your content is quality. I have read articles from multiple high-ranking sources and they all state that they are not SEO experts, but rather that they focus on making their content the best it can be and the search engines seem to hone in on that.
Apply some basic SEO tools to your posts. It just takes a few second to add keywords and tags to your posts, but often times it can be forgotten. Make it a habit and it will be worth your while. Link back to yourself too. If you write a new post that has anything to do with something else you have written, link back to that older post. You should be able to do this with just about all of your posts.
Don’t spend too much time on design. One of the first aspects we tend to want to update on our blogs is the design. Are my widgets lined up perfectly? Is this a good picture of me? Does the background image say enough about who I am? While having a good design is important, we shouldn’t spend too much time worrying about it because that is not what will drive new traffic to you blog.