As someone who likes to consider himself a writer, I've resisted using emojis. I try not to use them even informally on social media. I feel that, like the emoticons that came before emojis, they become a crutch.
Conveying nuance is hard, especially in written text. If you start to take shortcuts you'll have to rely on them. You cannot take shortcuts if you want to master any art form.
My thinking on this has changed recently after reading the 1985 sci-fi novel Eon, by Greg Bear. In it he describes a system of communication that includes both language and pictures. The "picts" he describes in the book sound exactly like emoji. They don't entirely replace verbal communication, but instead enhance it.
In order to maintain relevance, and reach younger generations as the site ages, it is important for me to communicate in the style of the times. To wit: 🍴💩🥑🍞