Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings has another one of his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenges. His challenge was:
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Go to the Wordle site – www.wordle.net and create your own unique Wordle – it’s a word cloud. You can use either a clump of text, enter your own words (say, surnames, or given names), use a blog page address, or something else. Your choice! Be creative with the fonts, colors, backgrounds, and layout.
2) Save it as an image (I used Print Screen, pasted it to a Word document, used the Windows snipping tool to edit it, and saved it to a file). Tell us how you did it.
3) Show us your handiwork! Add the image to a blog post of your own or on a web page of your own. Tell me in a comment here where it is.
Note: If you want to email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org), I’ll put it up here on Genea-Musings for you as an update to this post.
I read this challenge and thought, “challenge accepted!“
I have used Wordle in the past and love the sight. The way that I have used Wordle in the past is to create a front cover for my family albums, so I know which families are contained within each binder.
Here is what the binders look like after I have created the front covers:
How did I do it? Well, I just typed in the Surnames, places or any other message I want to convey (notice the “missing” on the bottom left folder – that’s in honor of Jim’s MIA great-grandfather); play with the font and coloring and then print it out.
What other creative ways can you think of to use wordle?