Musing About Things: Using .Gifs


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.

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.



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.

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?


Author: Cyn

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21 Replies to “Musing About Things: Using .Gifs”

  1. Minimal! I think gifs are a nice touch but too much just draws less attention on the actual review.

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

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

  2. I don’t use any gifs but I do like reading reviews that have them 🙂

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

  3. 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.

    1. Haha, learn something new everyday 😉 They are fun!

  4. 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

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

  5. 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 🙁

    1. 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.

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

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

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

    1. 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.

  8. 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!

    1. 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.

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

  9. 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

    1. 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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