Monday, May 28, 2012

Word Cloud Day! (reflective) - important words and the big picture

heart shaped word cloud of BooksYALove blogpost words made using Tagxedo
Making word clouds is so much fun!

Today's WordCount Blogathon challenge was to create a word cloud using our recent blog posts.

The more often that a word is used in the text selection submitted to the word cloud generator, the larger that the word appears in the word cloud. You can omit extra-common or extraneous words from the word list, choose one or more fonts to use, horizontal or vertical or mixed-up word orientation, and other creative options.

LOVE shaped word cloud of words used on BooksYALove blog created with Tagxedo
Using the free online Tagxedo word cloud generator allowed me to go past the original cloud-shaped display that Wordle makes and select from dozens of shapes, including four different hearts and the iconic LOVE graphic.

I couldn't choose only one Tagxedo, just like I can't limit myself to just one YA book beyond the bestsellers to recommend per week!
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1 comment:

  1. How much fun this is! I love to "see" words as art.

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