Types of Online Word Emphasis

  • *Surrounding asterisks* – my chosen means of accenting a word in a post
  • ALL-CAPS – I use this occasionally, more often in humorous posts.
  • Bold – I don’t like bold — it doesn’t stand out as much as I would like.
  • Italics – Don’t use this much, either. I remember noting the nice of use of italics for emphasis in The Catcher in the Rye, but I reserve italics on my blog for titles of albums and books (hey, did you notice I italicized a book title in this very sentence??!).
  • Underline – Looks too much like a * hyperlink .
  • Blinking – I don’t want you to kill me.

* Sorry, that wasn’t a link. This one is really, I promise!


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