Blog connoisseurs know that certain authors have an almost formulaic approach to provocation. In this hilarious description of a “typical incendiary blog post” (thank you, Chris Clarke) readers will learn just how predictable some blogs (and their comment sections) really are. For the record, we don’t publish such posts at Better Health… just ones that make fun of them.
This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum roll, preparing the reader for the shocking truth to be contained in the next sentence.
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