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That’s My Wordle!


So, thanks to llamacroft I was introduced to a new web2.0 tool recently called Wordle.  This site will analyze any group of words you give it and create a visual word map for you.  What is that?  Well, it is similar to the “Tag Cloud” you see to the right of my blog.  Still not getting it?  Ok, basically they take all the words in what you provide (in my case, my The Verve Path blog) and count how many times each word is listed.  The more times it is listed, the more relevant it is determined to be, and the larger it is in the “map”.  They then take these words or varying sizes (because they are varying degrees of relevance) and display them in a visually appealing way.  Blah blah blah, I know, but this is really cool!!  I am on a path of discovery right?  Well, isn’t one of the ways of determining where to go, is to first see where you’ve been?  What a great way to do this!

When you look at my Wordle, the three largest words are Time, Life, Women.  WOW… I couldn’t have said it better myself. (Except, actually I did I suppose).  That is exactly what I feel focused on.  Following closely are Babies, Mothers, Much, Moment, and Need.  When I look at my Wordle, I feel like it really is a snapshot of me.  It is similar to how I felt when I was in high school and we had to do those magazine collages where you find images and cut them out and paste them together to tell about you.  I relate to it and think this is such a good visual of who I am!

The Verve Path Wordle Display

The Verve Path Wordle Display

So, if this is my past, what do I want my future to look like?  I think in the next few months my Wordle will change.  I hope to see more “Goals”, “Success”, “Happiness”, and “Content”.  How about you?  What do you want your Wordle to say about you?



  1. November 13, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Hi Christal, You’ve a great blog. Are you still at IUPUI working with technology? The web site you all set up for us is now recording over 100,000 page views a month.

    I’m fascinated by social networking tools, as illustrated by your graphic. Next week at the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference, one speaker will talk about Social Network Analysis. Here’s a blog article he posted today showing how we connected several years ago. http://www.thenetworkthinker.com/2009/11/you-may-find-yourself-embedded-in-large.html

    Dan Bassill
    Tutor/Mentor Connection

  2. November 13, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    How fun! I just did mine. Now I’m feeling guilty, though, because my daughter’s name came up and my son’s didn’t. I clearly need to write about the toddler in my next post. 🙂

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