As the Emoji Queen (self-appointed title), it is truly impossible to communicate feelings and reactions without emojis. For real. I did receive a book of little-used words for Christmas (Thanks, Leslie!) that might help me to remedy that situation, but for now -- How to add emojis to your blog posts and they actually render.
Step One: Visit iEmoji.com
Step Two: Click an emoji icon.
Step Three: Click the Title Link.
Step Four: Scroll down.
Step Five: Copy Emoji Image Address.
Step Six: In your blog editor, change to "HTML" version.
Step Seven: Insert the code.
Step Eight: Paste the Image URL.
Pro Tip: Be sure to preview the layout!!