I finally figured out how to make smiley faces with a colon and close parenthesis symbol. After my frustrating search on the wordpress screen for buttons to click that would yield me the yellow orb of idiotic expression, with or without teeth, I looked for clues in the comments section — you guys really like those things in the comments section. I found nothing, after peering at length for any clue that might be hovering around the yellow heads. Scrolling, scrolling downward — I get more comments these days — I spotted it — a naked colon and close parenthesis symbol — what the?! Why, this must be it, I thought. But somehow it didn’t take in this person’s comment box — it didn’t flesh out. Putting my analytical mind to task, I concluded that sometimes having an ellipsis at the end of a sentence interrupts the full fleshing out of these amazing creatures. This poor person may not have known this. I practiced in my own box — as I always do — and — blam! — I got a head. I was so proud of myself because I even figured out if you use the colon and open parenthesis symbol, the reverse, you get a frowny face. But my excitement was muted when I saw that someone had festooned their box with a live animated head, with the ability to open and close their mouth in hideous, mocking laughter. I got over it however because today I figured out how to edit a comment on facebook!
I’m only on the blog and facebook and the twitter for four months. And while I have a twitter account I’m too overwhelmed to use it now. So it just sits there at present. I swore up and down Broadway that I would not succumb to any of it. But I realized that if I would be publishing a homemade book, that I had to do my own sorry-ass piss poor marketing — so the twittering, facebook and blogging it shall be!
You are not alone, Luddite, trust me.
A good thing about the blogosphere is that you do indeed find that you’re not alone 😉
Still on the floor laughing! You’re a better woman than I, Luddite friend! While I’ve sort of figured out the e-mail, the blog, and emoticons, and I have a LinkedIn account doing nothing, no Facebook or Twitter for me, thank you! ;D
Glad I could get you to laugh Margarita 😆 — I swear if it weren’t for self-promotion — though I’ve gotten to enjoy my blogging interactions with everyone — I wouldn’t be on any of it still 😀
Okay Sandee, I am going to make your night. The following link is to a WordPress site that contains a table about halfway down the page showing how to make all of the emoticons your little heart desires. Here you go: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies
Enjoy! And I expect to see some in action. 🙂
Oh Carrie — thanks to you I’ve got emoticons strewn all over the place now — see up there? 🙂 I got them from the page you sent — thanks so much Carrie! I’m going to have a little fun for a bit with these! Just on this post’s comments, I promise! 😉
I never thought I’d use an emoticon in my life. And then I started blogging and realized I needed a way to soften my sarcasm. 🙂 See? I just did.
And you’re not kidding you’ve got the hang of these now. I see you’ve even created an animated one. I haven’t attempted that yet!
You’ve opened up a whole new world for me! Things can be easily misinterpreted in writing, and the infamous ‘lol’ and these smiley little suckers, as you say, soften things up.
Emoticons belong in the realm of Dotty Headbanger. Therefore, I refute them all. Carrie, shame on you.
Colon cry colon 😥
I don’t really know what that means, but I’m hanging my head in shame.
I’m a Luddite too, basically–no Twitter, I don’t do much on Facebook, no Pinterest, none of that other new-fangled social media that the kids today are so fond of. But I do like the emoticons, I think they’re fun. But I love how you call them “yellow orbs of idiotic expression”–that’s kind of what they are. 8)
I’m glad I wrote about this — it lets me see as Brian says — that I’m not alone 🙂
You can make animated ones? I didn’t know that!
Yeah! Check out Carrie’s link above. There’s a whole bunch of ’em. 😆
I -on the other hand, am a social media.. er… [I really don’t want to use the word “whore”].. [but the word expert is even worst]… um… nope, can’t think of anything.
Let me know if you need help figuring out things
I appreciate that — because goodness knows I’m clueless when it comes to technical computery stuff!
any time. Just ask
You’re too kind! Thanks so much!
*and by worst, I mean worse. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaah