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Whew!

Have you guys heard about Wordle? (Thanks, Kayla, for mentioning it so I could spend my evening tinkering with it instead of, you know, writing a paper).

You plug in your URL and it generates a cloud of the words you use most frequently on your blog with the size of the word being equivalent to how much you use it. I was a bit worried that “SHOES” would be huge and “books” and “reading” and such would be leetle tiny specks, invisible to the human eye. Imagine my relief when instead it looked like this:


Quite the cool little party trick, yes? And I’m ridiculously thrilled that “Meh” is on there.

Also, this is clearly giving precedence to newer posts because I certainly do not talk about Creme Brulee as much as this chart would have you think. I wish I did, though.

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17 Comments

  • Reply Jennifer Lee July 9, 2008 at 2:33 am

    Imagine my delight at being one of your words! Yeah!

  • Reply chelon:) July 9, 2008 at 2:49 am

    super cool…who would have thought that BOOKS would be your biggest word?? hmmm!!

  • Reply TheMoncurs July 9, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Ya, I wish it took into account the whole history of your blog, but alas. It seems to just take the most recent entries. Which is why GRASSHOPPER and flail are really prominently displayed on mine.

  • Reply Jules July 9, 2008 at 3:02 am

    very fun! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Britt July 9, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Gotta go try it RIGHT NOW!!!

  • Reply Blue Goose July 9, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Long-time reader, first time commenter…this is such a brilliant idea. After I have a bit more wordiness to post, I’ll definitely have to try it out. (Post saved in special “to try” folder…love Google Reader.)

    *you’ve been goosed

  • Reply chloe elizabeth July 9, 2008 at 8:28 am

    So fun!!!

  • Reply Melanie July 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    That is so cool . . .and I’m really mad at my work computer for not letting me do one for my own blog. I’m really curious as to which words will be the largest.

  • Reply Bethany July 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Look, my name is on there! YES!

    Thanks for chillin’ with us last week. Soooo fun to get to know you!

  • Reply hello, my name is amber. July 9, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    how cool! thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  • Reply La Petite Chic July 9, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Oooh, I can’t wait to try this with mine! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Kristy July 9, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Hoohoo, I’m excited. Though I’m guessing that it will reveal THOMAS or BABY as the center of my life. 🙂

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy July 10, 2008 at 12:50 am

    LOVE IT! So, how did you cut and paste the picture of your “wordle” into your blog? I’m having trouble.

  • Reply Bethany July 10, 2008 at 4:23 am

    sweetness!

  • Reply Jess July 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    I have heard about this, but I haven’t tried it yet. It does look cool, though.

  • Reply Merrick July 12, 2008 at 12:27 am

    wait a sec…creme brulee over ME???

    Where are your priorities?

  • Reply Amanda. July 21, 2008 at 1:21 am

    I am SO excited to
    give this a tryyy.
    What a neat little
    invention. Yayy.

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