To be honest, I'm not too insecure about this topic. Still, we're expunging demons here with the IWSG post, right? That said, I have *clears throat* misused adverbs before. *Ducks for cover* I know, I know. Stop throwing sh** at me. I'm not perfect and yes, I use "ly" adverbs.
I know many writers aren't adverb fans, but kill me for saying this, I actually don't mind "ly" adverbs. Dare I say, even in dialogue I don't mind them. The best post I've read about using adverbs in dialogue was written by Nathan Bransford almost a year ago. For me, I don't identify my mistakes until I'm in the editing phase. And when I come across a "ly" word, I focus on whether or not I truly do need it in the sentence. If not, then I do what Twain recommended...I kill it.
How about you? Do you like or hate adverbs? Do you have a trick to keep your adverb use in check?