Lost in the clouds

green16CatWhen 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.

butterflies

sewing

heart

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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.

18 thoughts on “Lost in the clouds

  1. Chris, I love these…thanks for the info. The cat one really suits me! My favorite color is green and all those words suit me as well (being a fellow introvert…)

  2. I first found this and Wordle from my kids teachers. I made one (or seven) and put it in my locker at the school I work at. I’m a lunch supervisor. The kids connect and respond to you so much better when they “know” you. They love reading my cloud and looking at my photos. Then telling me about the “text to __” connection they’ve made.

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  4. Chris – so generous of you to share this finding with us. At first glance, things like this make me dizzy., but being able to create and work with them myself should help. How instructive it’ll be to periodically see what my own most-used blog words are. Thanks a bunch!

  5. thank you for sharing this! I have worked with Word Clouds before but could not remember the link – this was fun! I shared my latest post in a Word Cloud on FB!

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