Having Fun with Wordle Word Clouds

picture-4My friend and fellow journalist Matt Thompson talked about a site called wordle.net during a blogging seminar at The Poynter Institute this week. Wordle takes keywords from blogs and creates a cool, colorful word cloud that can help give bloggers a better understanding of the types of topics they typically write about.

I created a word cloud using the keywords from my own blog to see which words would appear.  It seems that the word cloud pulled from the most recent posts on my blog, which revolve around people and food. I love that the words “Time” and “Grandma” are most dominant.

What does your Wordle word cloud look like? Share a screengrab of it in the comments section of this post.

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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