Bloganuary Day 12

This is an interesting post as I have recently been questioning whether emojis are accepted in the blogging world.

I love to use emojis. I feel like one little image can convey a word or feeling so well. I use these a lot in my daily life, in text messages, social media and now blogging. I think because theyโ€™re everywhere now, they have almost become integrated into our written language.

Theyโ€™re useful, especially when you donโ€™t speak or write the same language as others. They are universal and break down language barriers.

I donโ€™t even realise Iโ€™m using emojis half of the time. Maybe itโ€™s a bad habit to use emojis in blogging. I feel like they are looked down and frowned on in the blogging world. I did have another blogger once comment on one of my posts about my use of emojis and to be honest, I felt silly for using them and slightly belittled.

I think emojis are here to stay and are a sign of moving with the times. I personally like them and I will continue to use them. I will try to refrain from using too many in my blog posts as perhaps it does take away from the art of writing. However, I do believe in the saying โ€œyou do you and I will do meโ€, so if you want to use emojis, go for it, it is your blog after all.

These are my most used emojis at the moment. They do change frequently, however, there are a few that always stay at the top. I think you can tell a lot from someoneโ€™s most used emojis ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love the hug ๐Ÿค— emoji. Itโ€™s very positive and shows that you care about someone, especially as we cannot really hug people at the moment due to covid. I also love the face palm ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ emoji and the shrug ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ one, which I obviously havenโ€™t used for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰. The grapes, leaves and sunflower are there simply there because I have just been to a few vineyards recently.

What are your thoughts on emojis? I am generally very interested to hear your opinions, especially when blogging.

Thanks for reading and take care,

Wayne โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

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  1. Very interesting post. I love to use emojis ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    Wish I could add a screenshot of frequently used ones here!
    I will add some of them below ๐Ÿ™‚
    ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€…
    That’s a lot, right?

    I try to limit them in my post. But sometimes I can’t resist using them when the emoji can explain my thoughts and feelings very well.

    I use them a lot when texting and for comments and replies.

    Thanks for this post. I enjoyed it and adding this comment ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I use emogi’s but I think they are limited value perhaps more of an acknowledgement when you don’t have the time to have a real discussion. In fact texting I believe is overused, it is a phone after all !

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  3. I use emojis…one caution, though I suspect that it might have changed somewhat with the more wide use of them. Some hand signals mean different things in different cultures. I’m often a little careful with them because of the wide disparity in meanings. https://brightside.me/wonder-places/15-hand-gestures-that-have-different-meanings-overseas-769110/ I am guessing that the emoji’s originated in the USA. Anyway, just an observation when using hand signal ones in different cultures. You might actually offend someone. Just an interest I have. Interesting blog.

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  4. I use emojis in my texts in conjunction with conversations, but never in replace of commenting. They are a fun way to express emotion and brighten up your messages. Smiley face, tongue out, little devil, and thumbs up emojis are my most often used.

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  5. I have never used an emoji, not once, not in text messages or whatsapp or anywhere else. Iโ€™m afraid I still find the whole concept a bit banal. Plus Iโ€™m not very good at interpreting what they mean and donโ€™t trust myself to use the right one!

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  6. I can relate. I also love using emojis when blogging because they convey more emotion than my words can sometimes. I do get the sense they are frowned upon by the blogging community but I write for my readers who may or may not be in the blogging community and they may not mind. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Do you. The world will adjust

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