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 they’re everywhere now, they have almost become integrated into our written language.

They’re useful, especially when you don’t speak or write the same language as others. They are universal and break down language barriers.

I don’t even realise I’m using emojis half of the time. Maybe it’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 β€œyou do you and I will do me”, 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 someone’s most used emojis 😊

I love the hug πŸ€— emoji. It’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 πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ emoji and the shrug πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ one, which I obviously haven’t used for a while πŸ˜‰. 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 ✌🏽

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

    Wish I could add a screenshot of frequently used ones here!
    I will add some of them below πŸ™‚
    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 πŸ™‚

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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. 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. I’m afraid I still find the whole concept a bit banal. Plus I’m not very good at interpreting what they mean and don’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. πŸ€”πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Do you. The world will adjust

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