So what is an emoji novice to do? Think of free emoticons as punctuation to your message. If you’re happy, use words to say why you’re happy then use the smiley face to emphasize your joy. If you are hungry, suggest a dinner plan and then punctuate that suggestion with some food emojis of what you want to eat or drink. You get the picture. And don’t take emojis too seriously. If you use them in good fun then they can actually be a silly way to express yourself with creative visuals rather than just words.