Writers that are bloggers are a different species. My observation is that there are many contributing factors to making a good blogger. I would argue that the goal of a blogging writer is to publish posts that push a reader to want to browse and read more. It isn’t necessarily to write a single article that goes viral or to create social disruption. I think the motivation for writing a blog is to see if you can interest a complete stranger to read more of your work.
You will see many posts on what makes a good blog. This is not such a post. I gave up writing those a long time ago because a “good blog” is whatever the blogger wishes it to be. I have rarely met an ambitious writer though that doesn’t want to get more publicity. We write on WordPress because we feel that we have something worth sharing. Some come here possibly to practice, but even more than that we seek validation and criticism for our writing style.
I own and run two blogs that feature articles written on completely random topics. I do not run a “theme” for my sites because I don’t enjoy writing only one form. I push myself and challenge my own small skill to produce something new each time I write. It is the thrill of completion and the hope that someone might enjoy reading it that drives me on to the next article. I love to write and I appreciate it even more when my words are read. I am sure I am not alone in this regard. Many writers out there probably feel the same way.