Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - it's Wordle Time!

Hey genea-kids, it's Saturday Night - time for lots of Genealogy Fun! 

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 (rjseaver@cox.net), I'll put it up here on Genea-Musings for you as an update to this post.

Here's mine:

Here's one for Genea-Musings (www.geneamusings.com):


I guess I know what I've been writing about recently, eh?

Here'sd one for my Geneaholic blog (www.geneaholic.com):



I like having all of my words horizontal (probably because I'm an engineer) so that they are readable without turning my head 90 degrees.

I showed you mine - now show me yours!

Updated 4 p.m. Sunday:

1)  Randy Majors (www.randymajors.com) sent his Wordle to me, saying " Guess I've been focused on lots of Google Seaches and DNA test Matches and such lately:"



2)  Doris Wheeler sent her Palatine 300th Anniversary Wordle as a PDF file.  She said that they "used it last year  on t-shirts for family members. We have 38+ ancestors who arrived with the 1710 Palatine movement, so the names have personal meaning."  I converted it to an image:

14 comments:

Tessa said...

That was fun and I really enjoy Wordle and use it every month. Check out my wordle at http://keoughcorner.blogspot.com/

RAH said...

Hi Randy

Here's mine: http://blunderingblindlybackwards.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-its-wordle.html

Thanks - this was fun (and it's really Saturday night here - past 9pm now).

imagespast said...

I hadn't tried this before and am pleased with the end result! Here's mine
http://wp.me/p1277i-cJ
Thanks for the idea! Jo :-)

Lineagekeeper said...

Didn't recreate one today, but here it is from a while ago...

http://www.famhist.us/2011/03/31/decorating-with-wordle/

Pat O'Donnell Kuhn said...

Hi Randy, you can see my Wordle at my blog http://wwwtouchingfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/

Deborah Andrew said...

Randy, what fun! Here is what I did with wordle http://debsresearch.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-challenge.html

Jackie said...

That was fun. Mine is at:
http://jackiesgenealogy.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

I got in on the fun! Check out my blog Wordle at http://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-wordle.html

Jen Smart said...

I've been looking for a reason to find the time to play with Wordle - thanks! Here's my post: http://bit.ly/ixpF79

Sara said...

I love playing with Wordle - thanks Randy! Here's my cloud: http://bit.ly/mPIYGW

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Never tried it before, but enjoyed the distraction. Here's mine.

Amanda E. Perrine said...

Mine is at http://www.amandasathenaeum.com/sngf-wordle/ ‎

Denise Spurlock said...

Fun on Sunday morning, too! See my wordle at http://pastlane.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-its-wordle.html

benotforgot said...

Thanks for this challenge, Randy . . . I decided to create a business card with my Wordle image . . . Vickie E. . . .