Posts Tagged ‘mind map’

That’s My Wordle!

November 12, 2009 2 comments


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?




Mind map… who am I?

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Mind Maps have been used for centuries to visualize concepts and brainstorm ideas. So, I have decided to utilize this time-tested tool to decipher who I am and who I want to be. I am at a crossroads in life. I am feeling pulled towards a new career and trying to figure out how this will materialize in my life. At the same time, I am balancing the needs and desires of my family and other obligations. It is a difficult path to walk, balancing life, reality and desires. This blog will be one way I intend to do this. And to start, I began creating a Mind Map of me. Here is what I have so far…

Mind Map of Me

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