I found this post (written several months ago). Ironic that I've been stressing over all of these. I think it's time I started following my own words of wisdom.
1-Pick a schedule and stick to it. That's not to say things won't happen, but if you're aiming to post every day and finding you're missing a several days every week, you need to re-examine your schedule.
2-No lip service. Don't post about writing (or cooking, or stamp collecting or politics or whatever) just because that's what you think we want to read. Certainly, if you're holding yourself out as a Christian blog there are probably topics you should stay away from, but as long as you are true to yourself and your passions, your audience will accept you.
3-Back Scratching. There's a bit of "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine" behind the scenes in blogging. The unspoken rule is if I comment on your post you will comment on mine. Or, if I follow your blog you will reciprocate and follow mine. While there's nothing wrong with this on the surface, long-term it's unsustainable. You cannot possibly follow everyone who follows you AND interact with each of them in any meaningful way. I'm warning you, but you'll do it anyway and then you'll be ready for the next rule:
4-Letting Go. There comes a point in every blogger's career where they discover they've bitten off more than they can chew. You have a couple hundred blogs full of great information, witty observations, or just downright funny stuff. But you've only got X number of hours to read and comment and you're finding yourself continually falling short of your own expectations. Let Go. Set up a schedule, or just browse blogs at random and comment when something really resonates. No one will hate you for it, I promise. We're all dealing with the same time limitations. Do what you can (or what you want) and don't worry about it.
5-Don't be a Sheep. If you find you followed a blog prematurely, then by all means unfollow them. (yes, even me!) This has happened to me on numerous occasions. Sometimes I followed just to be nice only to discover the person's beliefs did not mesh well with mine. Sometimes I backed away because they were sooooo long winded I couldn't make it through a post. Other times there really was no concrete reason other than I just wasn't "feeling" them anymore. Your time is limited. Don't pledge loyalty to someone you don't enjoy 100%.
5a-Don't take it personally when you lose a follower. It happens.
6-Be Real. It's no shocker that there are (gasp!) fake bloggers out there in cyberspace just like there are fake people in your real life. Don't be one of them. That doesn't mean you have to put forth all of your dirty laundry (in fact, please don't), but if you are commenting on a post, be yourself. If you disagree with the crowd, that's fine, say so. If you promise to help someone with XYZ, then DO. Be courteous, be polite, but you don't have to pretend to like someone / something if you're not feeling it.