I agree with what you said above:
And I find that making sure you don't put your text in one big block is very important. It becomes strenuous and boring reading one large chunk of writing.
I also agree that using white space and images is a useful way to break up text. I have located 71 sources of free images which are listed in my bloggingtips blog on my resources page. In addition I 'm a meber of some sites where I purchase images.
I read a large number or blog spread over several niches. When it comes to personal blogs I prefer those focused on conscious living, and achieving personal growth and well-being by overcoming challenges. In my personal blog, which is not the one linked to my username, I publish on a very wide range of topics including:
* Abstract Art
* Conscious Living
* Creative Visualization
* Essential Oils
* Goal Setting
* Internet Relationships
* Journal writing
* Personal Development
* Relaxation Techniques
* Self Help
* Self improvement
* Time Management
I have a separate blog for spirtual music (I love to sing). I also have another blog where I publish my poetry and creative writing.
What I look for in a blogger is an authentic person who is both passionate and knowledgeable about their topic without being condescending. I look for blogs wherein I find stimulating content, high quality writing ie. in an engaging style that flows and is free of typos, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and overuse of punctuation.