Rule #1 – People will only remember your first and last rule, so put the most important rules in those slots.
Rule #2 – If your rules are not entertaining or insightful, people will skip to rule #8 after reading the second rule.
RULE #3 – If people read Rule #3, they’ll certainly read Rule #4. So Rule #3 can be a throwaway.
Rule #4 – If the first three rules are entertaining, then people will pause here to share on Facebook Twitter. You can play a practical joke by putting something offensive in Rule #5 that will then shame the person and make them think twice before sharing things on social networks (we all win!).
Rule # 5 – Remember that any good “Ten Rules” list will always reference the Nazis.
Rule #7 – Nobody is counting after the first five rules, so you can skip a rule, if you don’t really have ten. No one will notice.
Rule #8 – If you came here from Rule #2, SCREW YOU!
Rule #9 – NOBODY remembers rule number nine because they’re all aquiver about getting to the last rule.
Rule #10 – Anybody can create a “Ten Rules” list. If the author is really helpful, and has half a brain, he will be able to take his list all the way up to eleven.