#1 Use lists.
#2 Be topical... write posts that need to be read right now.
#3 Learn enough to become the expert in your field.
#4 Break news.
#5 Be timeless... write posts that will be readable in a year.
#6 Be among the first with a great blog on your topic, then encourage others to blog on the same topic.
#7 Share your expertise generously so people recognize it and depend on you.
#8 Announce news.
#9 Write short, pithy posts.
#10 Encourage your readers to help you manipulate the technorati top blog list.
#11 Don't write about your cat, your boyfriend or your kids.
#12 Write long, definitive posts.
#13 Write about your kids.
#14 Be snarky. Write nearly libelous things about fellow bloggers, daring them to respond (with links back to you) on their blog.
#15 Be sycophantic. Share linklove and expect some back.
#16 Include polls, meters and other eye candy.
#17 Tag your posts. Use del.ico.us.
#18 Coin a term or two.
#19 Do email interviews with the well-known.
#20 Answer your email.
#21 Use photos. Salacious ones are best.
#22 Be anonymous.
#23 Encourage your readers to digg your posts. (and to use furl and reddit). Do it with every post.
#24 Post your photos on flickr.
#25 Encourage your readers to subscribe by RSS.
#26 Start at the beginning and take your readers through a months-long education.
#27 Include comments so your blog becomes a virtual water cooler that feeds itself.
#28 Assume that every day is the beginning, because you always have new readers.
#29 Highlight your best posts on your Squidoo lens.
#30 Point to useful but little-known resources.
#31 Write about stuff that appeals to the majority of current blog readers--like gadgets and web 2.0.
#32 Write about Google.
#33 Have relevant ads that are even better than your content.
#34 Don't include comments, people will cross post their responses.
#35 Write posts that each include dozens of trackbacks to dozens of blog posts so that people will notice you.
#36 Run no ads.
#37 Keep tweaking your template to make it include every conceivable bell or whistle.
#38 Write about blogging.
#39 Digest the good ideas of other people, all day, every day.
#40 Invent a whole new kind of art or interaction.
#41 Post on weekdays, because there are more readers.
#42 Write about a never-ending parade of different topics so you don't bore your readers.
#43 Post on weekends, because there are fewer new posts.
#44 Don't interrupt your writing with a lot of links.
#45 Dress your blog (fonts and design) as well as you would dress yourself for a meeting with a stranger.
#46 Edit yourself. Ruthlessly.
#47 Don't promote yourself and your business or your books or your projects at the expense of the reader's attention.
#48 Be patient.
#49 Give credit to those that inspired, it makes your writing more useful.
#50 Dont be Boring.