As a web writer, your words are all that you have. Thankfully the English language has a bountiful supply of them, so you can afford to strike more than a few from your writing vocabulary. Here are the 10 words of the lazy web writer.
There are hundreds of words that can replace “get.” Use them.
The most unnecessary word ever conceived.
“Very” is a weak emphasizer. There are plenty of others to choose from.
Another weak emphasizer.
Its overuse has diluted all meaning from it. It does nothing to spark or capture excitement and is a bland descriptor.
No two words could be more generic.
Fine as a conjunction, bad as an adverb. For example: “she is so fast.” Here the word is filler. It does nothing to further describe her speed.
“That” has the tendency to show up where it’s not needed. Be careful with its use.
9. A lot
Not a clear descriptor.
Using “just” as an adverb does little to change the meaning of what you’re saying. Ex: “He is just a little shy.” Use it only when there’s an intention. Otherwise cut it.
The next time you see these words pop up in your writing, take them out and replace them with something better. Remember, the thesaurus is a writer’s best friend.
The worst sentence ever written: We are just so tired of literally everybody not reading the very important content that’s on our really amazing website that it’s making us want to get rid of a lot of the stuff already on it.