Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wordle - Patterns of Prose

I was researching tonight for my upcoming workshop, Enhance Your Online Presence - Blog It Baby! at the Northlands Storytelling Conference and found this fun tool. I spent way too much time playing around with it  but the above is an example of my first wordle, a tool for generating word clouds.  This one was very easy. All I had to do was input the URL for my blog and voila, the above was generated, using words from my blog posts.

I've always wondered how others managed to do these designs when I've found them on other websites or blogs and now I know. I can think of many ways to use this tool and I am sure you will too. If you want to have some fun as well go to . But make sure you do it when you aren't in a rush because you won't want to walk away too quickly once you fall down this rabbit hole!


Anonymous said...

Oh, fun! Thanks for sharing! Vandy

Karen Chace said...

Hi Vandy,

It sure is. Be careful, it will lure you into the black hole of the Internet and before you know it, hours have gone by. :)

Lainie said...

Yes! This has applications in my classroom, as well. I also used it for my dad's 80th birthday party. I asked everyone invited to tell me what they thought of my dad, and then I put it all into a wordle. It created an amazing work of heart =)

Margaret said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing. And I think my husband (soon to have a special birthday) will get a wordle too.

Karen Chace said...

Great idea Lainie. I am sure he will cherish it always. You are so creative and now your idea has sparked Margaret's imagination. :)
Thanks for sharing.