by Rob Kitson

Unlike Casey Liss, I'm all thumbs when it comes to Emoji. Probaly because I suck at them. My infrequent use causes me to forget what my options are and where they are in the 'keyboard'. And, to be honest, I find the similarity of some of the faces to be too close and not entirely representative of what I'm trying to convey.

The other day, I saw Leveled Up Emoji, and realized I've been doing it wrong this whole time. I really like Casey's approach, taking the time to pick out and assemble some winners that I can mentally map to words is really going to take my Emoji-ing to the next level. I got a kick and a chuckle out of a lot of his shortcuts and was thinking some of them were great candidates to seed my own collection of Emoji shortcuts.

But I use TextExpander. So I re-created all of his shortcuts in TextExpander and have saved the folder so that, if you're a novice like me, you can import it into your TextExpander library and start your own collection.

You can download it here.

My thanks to Casey for the inspiration and the jump-start.