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July 24, 2008

Wordle

Several people have sent me a link to Wordle, a site that automatically arranges words on a page. You paste in your own text or a web address, then pick the typeface and colors. Kinda fun. Here's my blog, Wordle-ized. Did I really write "naked" in a post sometime? Yikes, apparently so. This blog is so risqué.

33 comments:

Joy said...

wordle-ing is a new fave activity of mine, we're gonna put one on a wall sometime!

Laura Jane said...

Did you know that you can (right?) click on a word you'd rather wasn't included and remove it?

Its pretty cool hey? So many possibilities.

I just can't figure out how to make the pic ginormous like you have it on yours...

alice said...

I've done this too. They are pretty aren't they.

Jess said...

Oh, nice. I could have censored myself. Laura Jane, I just took a screen shot of it and posted that.

db said...

Can I just be completely ignorant and ask how you take a screen shot in Safari? I'm so totally out of it, but I'd really like to put my Wordle on my blog, like you did! I love it that one of the biggest words on mine was crap, followed by time, teacher, and ajumma (a married woman in Korean).
Thanks for the cool link!

Jess said...

Press shift + apple + 4 and your cursor will turn into a little thing with crosshairs. Drag it to select the area you want a picture of, then release the mouse. The picture will appear on your desktop.

Jane said...

What a scandalous blog you have! My, my...

I think your wordle is very pretty.

P.S. Looking back at my comment from last post I see that I mistyped "candle". I can spell, I promise!

Lanii Be Good said...

This is way too cool and I shall now never get anything done!

Love yours!

erika said...

This thing amazing thanks!

I did our marriage vows in it and going to hang it up. It looks really awesome.

Thanks again.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Cool idea with the marriage vows Erica! I love Wordle-so many possibilities!

Kat said...

What a cool thing! Sadly I can't do it because I can't update my java. But I will look at everyone else's!

CalicoDaisy said...

Now that was fun! I'm thinking my blog words would look great on Spoonflower fabric. It would really be all mine and I wouldn't have to design graphics!

ismoyo said...

How cool! I'm off Wordle-izing my blog too! Thanks for sharing.

Mahan said...

I think doing this for my blog would be a very, very BAD idea.

It works wonders for yours, though, Jess.

Jess said...

Why? Because all the words will be archaic and straight of an 1865 dictionary? :)

Orange Pattern said...

Hooray for Orange!

Deanna said...

I'm going to do this for our Christmas card. I've wanted to do a letter, but couldn't think of any of my own grand accomplishments. This way, nobody will ever know that I'm too wrapped up in raising kids and cleaning the bathroom to have my own hobbies!

Ribs: said...

Fan-bloody-tastic! And deanna, what a great idea. Much cooler than a Christmas round robin and a perfect artsy card at the same time.

thrilled by the thought said...

lol, too funny! I want to try my own!

Shannon said...

this is super fun! thanks for sharing!

monkeymoomommy said...

thank you... I haven't been able to do anything else all day... LOL!!!! so addicting... and so pretty and fun!

Grandma G said...

Jess, the Wordle site says this: "The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text." Apparently you've used the work "naked" a fair amount of times. *GASP!*

Your mother (not sure I dare read further) ;-)

Jess said...

Nope, you'd better not, Mom. I know, it's like, scandalous. I must say "like" a lot, too.

Grandma G said...

You probably "like" "naked" stuff, huh??? I'm gonna tell your pa!!

Mahan said...

I'm not sure how well Wordle could handle multiple usues of terms such as "predreadnought", "paterfamilias" and "regurgitated".

I have to agree with your mother; you are much changed from college, Jess; why, you'll be showing your ankles in public next!

*shaking head*

all over the map said...

I saw this a couple of weeks ago at another blog I read and I thought of HAO immediately but I didn't email you. I had good intentions to though!
I gave it a go but couldn't seem to get the image the right size. I'll have to try again.
I had no idea I was reading such a risque blog, I mean really now!

Blooming said...

OH WOW! so great now I finally have something to print on my gocco! thanks a million

Gillian said...

This is fun! Thank you for sharing. x

Mona said...

I love your time wasters, although I do have plenty of ways to waste my time anyway..:) This is one of my favorite ones yet!

Anonymous said...

I'm so bummed! It's not working for me : (

Anonymous said...

Holy smokes -- that is so freakin cool!!!!

Bluefish said...

Hi, I created my Wordle but I can't post it on my blog. The link gives me a small frame. Can you please help me? Thank you.

Jess said...

I took a screen shot (or screen capture) of the Wordle thingie and posted that on my blog. On a mac, press shift + apple + 4 and your cursor will turn into a little thing with crosshairs. Drag it to select the area you want a picture of, then release the mouse. The picture will appear on your desktop. On a PC, I have no idea how to do it. If you don't either, google "how to screen capture" or something.

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