You earn the “Top Writer Badge” because your engaging story aligns perfectly with the tags you have chosen. I mostly use „Travel, Life-Lessons, Money, Cryptocurrency, Health” etc. Conduct some research about tags. There are more than 1,000 available. Find the one that suits your story best.
This article is incorrect or at best misleading. You can only achieve top writer status in a small number of tags (about 73 last I checked):
Using the tags you mentioned in your article as an example, the "money" tag is eligible for curation, but there is no top writer badge available for this tag. Take a look:
There are certainly not more than 1,000 available.
Top writer stastus is actually pretty formulaic:
While the tips included in this article may be good advice for writing on Medium in general or boosting views (one of the semi-requirements for top writer status), most have nothing directly to do with achieving top writer status.
I wrote this response not as an attack, but because I spend hours each week addressing Medium myths and falsehoods such as this one, which only lead to angry and confused writers.