Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wordle

This meme comes to you thanks to my chum from anutha mom, CrazyCath across the ocean. Do drop by her site and say hi -- she is an amazing photographer as well as having a soft heart and a good cat lady starter kit happening.
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.
You can tweak your clouds with different fonts,
layouts, and color schemes.

The images you create with Wordle are yours to use
however you like. You can print them out, or save them
to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
Here is my Wordle, based on my Profile:


LOL. I appear to be a "Bearded Mother" and an "Attached Lop-Eared Single". Hehe.

Here is one generated from my foot care post. I like this one especially; it's busy like I am and describes me well:


It's fun to throw the text from different blog posts
in there and see what comes up.
Or you could just dump text in from your blog friends
and see what weirdoes they are (be like
Diane... shrink your friends!)

I did my pictures as screenshots, but Wordle has a
little link that you can paste into your blog from
any saved word clouds.

I'm tagging:

- Diane of StellarLife

- Carolyn of Laughing Alone in the Dark

- Shauna, aka The Insect Whisperer of
Bugs, Bikes, and Brains

- My BearNaked friend. Edit: Dingadangit I see you've
already got wordle posted on your site!! Missed you
by THAT MUCH!

Link back to me and let me know what you come up with!

Link to Wordle

9 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? I have NO idea what you just said. Seriously, I keep repeating this: I am NOT computer savvy. Kill me now.

Nervus Rex said...

LMAO Diane!

I forgot... hehe. Maybe I just had an underlying need to cause you mental anguish after you shrinked me so accurately ;-)

I'll plug in your profile and post a wordle for you tomorrow. You can do what you like with it :)

Shauna said...

Shawna,
I tried something similar the other day and when I added it to my blog it took up half the darn page, knocking a bunch of stuff out of place.
'Fraid I'm with Diane on this one.

I just learned how to blog 8 months ago...now you want me to Wordle?

S.

Bear Naked said...

I am seriously getting addicted.
I did a wordle with the names of husband, myself, son, daughter-in-law, their two boys (our first two grandsons), daughter, son-in-law and the newest grandson.
It turned out awesome.
Thinking about printing and framing a few times for some unique gifts for all of us.

Bear

Diane J Standiford said...

Thank you, SHAUNA! I just tried it and was rejected because I don't have Java something. Just post my wordle to YOUR blog. Or I will shrink the Rex of you. Remember...I see dead people.
Besides...I don't like what they look like, I've seen lots of blogs with them. Not my cup of java.

Diane J Standiford said...

Ode to a Wordle

I would rather eat turd of turtle
than to ever have a wordle.
I would rather wear Santa's girdle
than to ever have a wordle.
I would rather name my son Mrytle
than to ever have a wordle.
I would jump a 50 foot hurdle
than ever have a wordle.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
If YOU like them Wordle away!
But I will not want one any day.
Peace and salutations to Wordle
Lovers Everywhere.

Denver Refashionista said...

Cool. I'm glad you didn't tag me though because I also am not all that tech savy.

BRAINCHEESE said...

I suppose it is better to be a "wordle" than a "word ho", which is what a few of my friends have accused me of being because I...well...GAB too much!

Linda D. in Seattle

CrazyCath said...

Oh my goodness what wonderful kind words you have said about me.
What a pleasant surprise as I do my catch up rounds! Thank you humbly.

And I love the wordles, especially that you are an attached lop eared something! LOL