Saturday, May 21, 2011

SNGF ~ Wordle (Word Cloud Fun)

Anyone who reads The Keough Corner knows that I love Wordle and its creator Jonathan Feinberg.  I use it every month for my Birthday & Anniversary Posts.  I make one wordle that includes the names and locations for everyone who celebrates a birthday or anniversary as well as a second wordle that includes information about the month.  Wordles make for great art on your blog and the options to play with fonts and colors are pretty amazing. 

In keeping with Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun ~ I prepared a wordle for my Newfoundland places and surnames.  My process is pretty simple ~ grab the text from my blog post (either in Blogger or Microsoft Word), insert in the Wordle magic machine (remember if you want a word or name to stay together use a tilde - Plate~Cove), play with fonts, colors and additional options ~ I like half and half or randomize, make a screen capture with my Microsoft Snipping Tool, save it on my Desktop and then go to my blog and insert the jpeg ~ Done!

Now that I've shown you mine, why not go over to Wordle, have some fun, and then show us yours!  As usual ~ thank you Randy Seaver for our Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't heard of Wordle until Randy's SNGF - yours is very easy to read! Jo :-)


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