And last, but certainly not least, we have the get personal tactic. Some marketers frown upon this, but personally ;-) I don't. You should try to add a little of yourself in all your writings. It helps your readers, visitors, customers, understand that you are a REAL human being and not just some automated email system spitting out a bunch of pre-formatted text. Talk to your readers, visitors, customers. Let them know you are there for them. And above all, don't be afraid to BE YOURSELF. There's no reason to be anything else. You won't be able to befriend every single person, so don't try to! Some people will love you. Some people will hate you. It's just the way life works.
Now, don't get the wrong idea about this little tactic and start revealing your entire life story. Nobody wants to hear that. But, if you have an interesting short tale that may have happened to you that actually ties in to what you are talking about, then fit it in there. Don't make the whole writing a story about YOU. It's unnecessary and non-beneficial to you or your customers. Save that for your autobiography. As awesome as you may think you are, not everybody wants to hear about it. Don't take it personally, it's just human nature. Use this dirty trick to add personality to your writings. But use it wisely.
Dirty Trick #11: Wait. . . There's More!