Saturday, December 27, 2008

My WORDLE! A Sign of the Times!

Several weeks ago my friend and colleague, Melanie Holtsman, tagged me by means of a meme to try creating a Wordle. Yeah, I didn't know what a meme was either - still not real sure I understand it - but it's kinda like a chain letter with questions. A Wordle is like a collection of important words from a blog or piece of text - what seems to be most prevalent in your writing - and it's cool! Here is how to create your own:

Wordle Meme:
1. Create a Wordle from your blog's RSS feed.
2. Blog it and describe your reaction. Any surprises?
3. Tag others to do the same.
4. Be sure to link back here and to where you were first tagged.
5. Create different Wordle clouds of your blog's RSS over a period of time. Do it once a month for the next year to capture the spiritof the times.

Here is the Wordle cloud for the RSS feed from Dreams Really Do Begin Here! on December 27, 2008.

My first reaction was - whoa - Google is awfully big. But, I did just write a whole blog post about how much Google has changed our professional lives this year. The rest seemed to fit perfectly with where my focus has been recently, on school, the year and traditions!

And as a meme mandates I am tagging the following to try it out!

1. Terri Stahlman
2. Yvonne Ferguson
3. Debby Cothern and Michelle Ellis
4. KK Cherney
5. Jen Snead



T-Cubed said...

OK, I consider myself fairly techy, but this will take some investigation.

I think I'll blog about Dr.Seuss so I can have a Yertle the Turtle Wordle. Just another hurdle in an attempt at a real understanding of Google's power.

Peace and Happy New Year to all,


Yvonne Ferguson said...

I've been tagged! Knowing the routine of this childhood game quite well, I was immediately thrust into movement. Chasing down the proper protocol for creating my own Wordle was fun, exciting, and surprising. My very first Wordle has now been published on my blog. Thanks for nudging me forward in my Web 2.0 learning, Susan!

Michelle Ellis said...

We followed our meme mandates and have completed our wordle on our blog. You can check it out at It was fun to see. thanks
Debby and Michelle

Mrs. Snead said...

All I can say is "HELP!" I am definitly going to be pushed even further beyond my comfort level. However, once I get this accomplished, I will feel pretty good! Here we go!!!!!!!!!