I’m not advising you to avoid all adverbs. But so often adverbs are no more than fillers or result in redundancy. Take a look at these:
ALSO: “In addition, Ronnie is also attending the conference.” In addition/also? Choose one.
PERSONALLY: If you write, “Personally, I don’t care for pineapple,” you are being redundant.
SIGNIFICANTLY: When you write that “the horse’s weight dropped significantly,” you are not conveying useful information. Be specific. How much weight did the horse lose?
CURRENTLY: Writing that “Edward is currently living in Chicago,” is redundant.
LITERALLY: You know this is a big annoyance for me; I’ve already written a post or two about it. It means something actual. If you say someone was “literally blown away by the news,” I expect to see socks and shoes spinning through the air in addition to the body.
ABSOLUTELY: This word adds no meaning. “We were absolutely stunned by the birth of quadruplets” doesn’t make your amazement any stronger. Either you were stunned or you weren’t.