When Cee was looking at the heads from Tuesday’s post, she commented that she sees a lot of this kind of art these days. It’s a perfect medium for an introvert. She doubted that a graphic designer sat down and manually configured all those words. There must be an app for it.
It turns out she was right. There is an app for it. In fact, there are a number of apps for making word clouds (which is what this form is called).
My favorite so far is Tagxedo. Since most of us love words, I thought I’d turn you on to a new play toy. With Tagxedo, you can feed it a list of words, select a shape and a color theme and it will generate the graphic for you. I made the green cat by just plugging in this blog’s URL and letting it search for the words I use most commonly. Tagxedo created the graphic for me. It was so easy. You can also create a text file to feed into Tagzedo, if you like. There are so many possibilities.
Here are some examples. Go out and have some fun. But be careful…. you might get lost in the clouds and never come back again.
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. Look for my ongoing series debunking the introvert myths (Sunday) and introvert cartoons (Wednesday), plus anything else interesting that I find in the meantime. Come and share with like-minded introverts. I also contribute to the new food blog Three’s Cooking, learning to cook from the heart, for the soul.