Good tips to make your blog welcoming, for first time and new visitors:
1) have a design that is distinctive (readers judge credibility partially on design) - also for 2nd and 3rd time readers it helps to have something they remember visiting before.
2) A photo of you helps as people connect visually. Which also helps them remember site on future visits.
3) About page that tells them what this place is about.
4) Let them see a list of popular posts, favorite posts...
5) Categories or tags can help - they can see what you focus on and can find more on topics they are interested in
6) Make RSS subscription link easy to see Curious Cat Management blog - About us page Curious Cat Science and Engineering blog - about us page