My favourite top trick:
"#8. Blog Design REALLY MATTERS
To be a truly successful blogger you MUST:
- Lots and lots of advertising. Sign up with Google Adwords, Message Space and every other thing that’ll have you. A blog without adverts doesn’t look professional.
- Lots of buttons, widgets and if your blogroll doesn’t have at least 200 links then you’re going to look like a noob. Don’t be a noob. Think of it like modding a car. If you can fit it, you should fit it, because the more junk the MOAR AWESOME your blog is."
Excellent stuff and of course tip 11 is to post a witty post on blogging and hope to get picked up by other narcissistic bloggers, hey it worked!