Musing About Things: Using .Gifs

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Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:

Today’s topic is: the use of .gis (in reviews, posts, etc.)

If you’re not sure what a .gif is, its – “a lossless format for compressing image files.”, basically an animated/moving series of images. People like to use them in an assortment of manners, usually to express an emotion or thought. Or for me at least:

Sometimes this happens to me, and this is when .gifs are handy.

Sometimes this happens to me, and this is when .gifs are handy.

Oh did you know that there are 6 universal emotions that transcends culture – happiness, sadness, angry, surprise, fear and disgust. /end fun fact.

I think there’s usually a big debate on the use of .gif in post. As of lately, I decided that they’re super fun and I enjoy using them in my posts and seeing them in other peoples. Though I know at the same time, there’s some who don’t like using or seeing them much. For me, .gifs are a lovely way to express things I can’t in words. I’m not a very eloquent writes so .gifs definitely help explain my love, hatred, enjoyment, etc. It’s like adding visuals to my thoughts.

Simpsons - Bart - thought

The only problem is…sometimes I waste too much time looking for the perfect .gif, or you know just looking at all them because they’re hilarious.

If you read my reviews, you’ll recognize this as my favourite .gif (:

I just love it.

I just love it.

And What The Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries was my first review that had .gifs, which featured the  awesome Richard Armitage because he’s awesome, haha.

Anyway, what are your guys thoughts on using ,gif? Yay? Nay? Minimal? What’s your favourite .gif?


himym - marshall - other half

20 comments on “Musing About Things: Using .Gifs

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 7:34 PM

      I’m usually fan of the minimal too, though sometimes I think I get too excited haha.

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 7:38 PM

      They add a nice touch sometimes, don’t they? (:

  1. Gigi Ann January 27, 2014 2:42 PM

    I didn’t even know what a gif was until I read this. No I can safely say I don’t use them. But it looks like a fun thing to do.

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 7:43 PM

      Haha, learn something new everyday 😉 They are fun!

  2. jen ryland January 27, 2014 4:07 PM

    I’m too lazy to use them but they always make me smile, so I’m a fan of them in other people’s reviews!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 8:18 PM

      They’re definitely fun to see! Some people are so creative with them haha.

  3. kerrieanns January 27, 2014 4:17 PM

    I wouldn’t know how to use gifs. I don’t mind them, sometimes they are entertaining and add to the post, but sometimes they seem to be just there as padding, and I dislike that :(

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 8:20 PM

      I just kind of add them in where I think they make sense, which is why some of my reviews have some and some don’t haha.
      But I do agree, .gifs shouldn’t be the bulk of the review.

  4. Pamela D January 27, 2014 5:38 PM

    I like gifs in posts when they fit well with the topic.

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 8:24 PM

      That’s a good rule for uses of .gifs i think (:

  5. Tanya Patrice January 27, 2014 8:20 PM

    I don’t mind seeing them but I know I don’t have the time to look for them and use them in posts.

    • Cyn January 27, 2014 8:56 PM

      I know what you mean! I try to save them as I see them and I usually end up using only the ones I have on hand, or I would waste waaay too much time haha.

  6. becca @Pivot Book Reviews January 27, 2014 9:16 PM

    I don’t use gifs for my reviews, but I DO love seeing them in other reviews. I think if I decided to put them in my own that I would spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to find the perfect one like you said!! I already have too much on my plate to add looking for gifs for reviews to it!! LOL but I do love them in everyone else’s reviews, because they are so cute!

    • Cyn February 2, 2014 8:06 PM

      Oh I know what you mean! I try really hard to not spend a ridiculous amount time looking for .gifs for my post haha.
      There are definitely fun to look at though (: I’m always so impress when people have/use the perfect gif haha.

    • Cyn February 2, 2014 8:07 PM

      I feel like .gifs have to fit the mood. I do agree though, they’re usually really good for funny post 😉

  7. Angie February 2, 2014 1:16 AM

    I love Gifs!! I don’t use them a lot in my reviews.. more in discussion posts but I love to see them. I know some people get annoyed by them and say they slow down the blog but I never have problems. GIFS RULE!

    Angela’s Anxious Life

    • Cyn February 2, 2014 8:09 PM

      I try not to put too many for the sake of not slowing down the blog haha. I kind of put gifs everywhere, but I think I do use them a bit more for discussion posts too. Thanks for your input!

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