Exploiting Clichés

Who said that clichés are never good? Well really should avoid them most of the time. After all, I am sure that you can come up with something more original and something that would drive your point home – most of the time, that is. Yet what about those times when you simply cannot get those creative juices flowing? Will you settle for something less compelling rather than make use of a cliché?

Personally, I would say no. I am not all that against clichés, really. There are clichés, and there are clichés. I only mean to say that there are clichés which can add a certain factor to your blog post – if used tastefully.

Then again, even a “cliché geek” may not always have the answer to every kind of situation. What do you do when you desperately need a cliché and nothing appropriate is popping into your mind? Search online!

There are countless sites where you can find quotes and clichés but some of my favorites are Find Clichés and Cliché Finder. I like Cliché Finder a lot because you can do a search using a specific word. This is great when you are thinking of a cliché or a phrase but you can’t seem to get it quite right. Find Clichés, on the other hand, has also an extensive list of clichés which are categorized conveniently.

So what are you waiting for? If you need a bit of a push to get that post going, try using one of these sites!

Originally posted on June 23, 2011 @ 3:54 pm