Are you receptive to critical comments?
Over the last 6 years of my presence in the blogging world, one thing I have seen is that when you put up your opinion in a public domain, do not expect just praise from everyone. You will most certainly have critical comments from some people. Your reputation in the blogging world will also be affected by the way you respond to such comments.
There are people who can handle critical comments with grace and others who do just the opposite.
I have been involved in an interaction with Radha Chandran at Gingerchai and I am impressed at the way she as well as Mr. Lakshmi Rajan have been handling it. Nicely done.