Tempted to embed music onto your blog, so visitors can listen to "Eye of the Tiger" while your massive image files load?
Think animated buttons can liven up your boring old blog?
Want to use as many fancy, little-used fonts as possible?
Resist the urge.
There are sites where you can learn to do all these things. There are sites that do all these things. This is not that site.
Gimmicks don't work. Remember to leave some white space to give readers a chance to rest their eyes.