I’m not a big fan of filler. In my meat, or in my blog. And before you go all Creative Writing 101 on me, there’s a difference between using descriptive/flowery language to paint a picture or build momentum in prose, versus being punchy and melodramatic to make something banal seem interesting. (And only I can tell for certain which one of these you’re doing.)
Having said that, here are my favorite stupid things people say when they’re trying to add non-meat extenders to the ground beef of their blogs…
- Having said that
- Truth be told
- If I do say so myself
- My body was craving…
- Who am I?
- LITERALLY. I may have mentioned this before, but now I’m gonna harp on it: you literally never need to use the word literally. It is the generic hot dog of the English language. And when you say you were “literally blown away” by something? I will expect to see photos of you splattered to little bits or stuck up in a tree somewhere.
- Trust me
- As of late
- Any word you don’t know the meaning of/don’t know how to spell.
Note: You actually still MUST say “TWSS” after anything even remotely suggestive. This is a hard and fast (TWSS) rule and will also never cease to amuse me.
Last thing: Are you on a journey? Stop by Washington Ran Here and find out! (Teaser: you’re probably not on a journey.)
Anything I’ve left out? More meat innuendo! To the commentmobile!