Sunday Poser # 74

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you like using emojis in your post, or texts?

At first, I felt that using emojis in my writing was a bit informal and irregular. But as I grew more comfortable here in WordPress, I started using more emojis in my posts, specially the emoticons, the bigger and cuter version of emojis.

I feel that the use of emojis makes our writing more personal, a bit informal and more colorful. I’d never use them in formal emails or letters, but personal texts and messages have lots of emojis.

What about you? Do you like using emojis in your posts, texts and messages?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.



116 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 74

  1. You’re not asking me are you Sadje πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You should submit an Emojiku to Goff and I to publish. I’m lost without mine and I even got Goff using them and we started the form and now he’s hooked. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’–

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          1. You will love it.. here let’s play……

            πŸ’– Emoji Hearts Play
            🌊 Over oceans and Skies Blue
            πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ Nothing can keep me from you!

            Now your turn.

            1 Emoji 5 syllabes
            1 Emoji 7 syllables
            1 Emoji. 5 syllables

            Have fun! πŸ’–

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  2. Hi – that’s an interesting question. I haven’t used emogis or emoticons in my posts, but I do in comments, whcih are more conversational. Your question got me thinking about emojis and work emails. I don’t often use them, but many people do (I work in a library with about 25 other women). So occasionally I’ll throw one in there, especially if the exchange is more of a conversation, not “all business.” Great post idea!

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  3. I only use two and they are the ones l know using my keyboard which are 😦 sad and πŸ™‚ Happy. I only use them in comments, they drive me insane when l see too many in comments and drive me double insane when l see them in posts.

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      1. No Sadje, “YOU” are not so bad at all – but then you don’t have a gazillion attached to your posts or comments πŸ™‚

        That’s the difference πŸ™‚

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          1. No just honest Sadje, l have read and seen some comments that are almost nothing but emoji icons and no words, l don’t get that – it just confuses the logic of a response.

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  4. Rarely. For one thing, I usually blog on my computer and the emoji panel on there isn’t too accessible with my screen reader. For another, I don’t usually know what hidden meanings emojis might convey. For example, I once used the two circling hearts emoji in the title of my wedding anniversary post, then later saw it in the title of polyamory groups on FB so wonder if it’s somehow a symbol for that.

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    1. You’re right that on computer, the emojis aren’t that easy to find or use. As for the real meaning behind them all, I’m not sure either


  5. Same as you ~ I love to use them informally, but I leave them out of business type correspondence. I’ve also quit putting them in my posts because I wasn’t sure if they rendered the same on everyone’s device…

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  6. Of course! What else is so much fun, free (so far), and carefree like a lot more stuff used to be? Until I read Astrid’s comment, I had no idea there was subtext to emojis, but isn’t that the way now? Everything has to have a double entrendre or label of some sort stuck to it. I just enjoy them. If I’m sending a message to some twerps out there in the trees, it’s their problem, not mine. I don’t assign sexuality, emotions or anything else to what amounts to a bitty teeny cartoon. No criticism to Astrid intended.

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  7. I like using them in my posts sometimes and on comments. They are fun and kind of decorate a little bit. I use them when I text my daughters, but I wouldn’t use them on professional letters or anything. πŸ™‚

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  8. I was slow to catch on to them–I think my oh-so-serious “adult” side thought them silly, immature…some awful, native judge-y notion (forgive me)! But gradually I’ve come to enjoy some of them, so I use them (sparingly)…the worst part is that I don’t always understand what they’re supposed to convey, which makes me feel old and stupid πŸ™‚ Have a blessed week, Sadje πŸ’– (I do LOVE the starry heart!!)

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  9. It’s interesting to reflect upon the use of emojis here in WP. I use them often, as you know, and find that they are helpful to communicate feelings. I also think that not using them is also perfectly valid, and some bloggers don’t use them at all, which I understand too. I’ve often thought this topic would be a fascinating sociological study. Thanks for the prompt, Sadje.

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  10. Not having a smart phone I got introduced late tto the little ‘critters’ – and I know of only one way to find the small ones that don’t always have the image I want. I can take them or leave them.

    I actually have one of the very first t-shirts with a smily face on it from the 1960’s. One day when I was a teen some guy wanted to buy it off my back! Even with the slight repairs I’d made at one of the sholders. I saw one different than mine that sold for over $150.

    Fun fact: “The man behind the iconic smiley face logo, which is worth millions, was paid $45 for the original design. When Harvey Ross Ball was hired by an insurance company in 1963 to create a morale-boosting icon for its employees, he whipped up a yellow-and-black smiley face with a wide, dimpled grin.”

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