And right on the heels of “things you shouldn’t write about on your blog”:http://open-dialogue.com/blog/2006/12/17/dont-write-about-it/ comes phrases that should, at all costs, be avoided in your writing, due to overuse, inane meanings, and just a general sense of tackiness.
Maybe it’s the literary snob in me, but I’ve always felt that if you’re going to write for a public audience that your writing standards should be up to the highest standards possible. Part of that is good spelling, grammar, and punctuation, of course, but perhaps the larger part is avoiding the overuse of clichÃƒÂ©s, banality, and slang in one’s writing. The use of such is, in my opinion, sloppy and shoddy, a lazy man’s way of presenting information without care for his readers. In choosing to write to a public forum, the author is taking on a responsibility, whether he realizes it or not, to ensure that his writings are both relevant and easy for the general public to read.
But then again, maybe I’m just being too snooty for my own good.