I saw links to wordle.net quite a few times on different blogs before I took the time to click on over and try it. Oh my gosh, I was hooked when I started to play with this toy! It’s a site that will create an image of words in different fonts, colors and constellations for you to save. You can either paste in words or a link to a page that you want to play with. The above is a wordle word cloud created with the link to the feed of my own blog!
About me. Wordle word cloud from the About me-page.
You can experiment with more or less words in your image, play with color themes or find your own favorite colors and see how they work together. The page states: Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. That means you can’t decide what words will show up BIG and that is what’s fun about this tool. It will be a surprise to you what will come out, and when you play with your own blog/text you might be surprised about what words you’ve repeated over and over again…
I like how the words randomly fall together. Read words two and two, and you’ve got that poetry starter that you I recently talked about.
Rarely every happiness time… what? Rarely every happiness time I’m really happy? I’m conscious of what I’m feeling? I’m blinded by tears? what?
…wannabe swirl thing, free around digging, calming days, last responsibility…
You can also make word clouds from other peoples texts or blogs. This is what wordle created with my friend Maria’s blog:
Swedish! You can visit Maria’s blog Skapande and see more about what she writes about there! It’s one of my favorites.
Oh, and if you haven’t tried using a Moleskine maybe this month it’s your turn? Try your luck!