Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Dateline: Emerald Hills, 8/19/08

From the KnitPicks staff blog I discovered Wordle. You can feed this site a URL or some text, and it creates a colorful "word cloud" that gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text. You can see the Wordle created from my blog on the sidebar, and click on it for a larger view.

It appears to me that Wordle looked only at the most recent posts on my blog. London and yarn are the dominant words. Surely I used the word "Portland" just as often as "London" during my trip there in March? And surely I mention beads as often as I mention yarn? And why is Jeffrey's British friend Richard more prominent than Jeffrey himself?

Still, I'm happy with my Wordle. Its color scheme looks good with the blog, so I didn't take the opportunity to change the colors. I like the fact that words like "women", "knitting", "shopping" and "restaurants" appear. "Trip" and "stores" have special prominence, which seems very appropriate to this blog.