Monday 8 November 2010

Random Sources of Distraction

I love reading posts on Ravelry forums.  Sometimes they give invaluable advice, or cheer you up, or make you sad, sometimes they just take you in strange directions on the internet.  This time I found a post about The Hive.  I decided to join up, cos I can!  You can find my details here if you are interested.  It's a new arts and crafts community website.  I thought it might be an interesting way of finding new blogs to read.  It's worked already because I found some more blogs to read via the forum post that started it all - I love you Blog Hub Group!

Anyway the blog entry that started me down a really random path was from Lazy Knits and Purls.  She posted a Wordle.  I had never heard of a Wordle, so of course having endless amounts of time I went and had a play.  Wordle describes itself thus:

"Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends."
 So of course I had to play with this using my blog and I got this:

I like how "pattern" is the biggest word, but I don't like how big "really" is.  I must stop using this word as much!

So thank you to Lazy Knits and Purls for a new way to kill time.  I think The Hive may suck up some hours as well - like I need any help with that one!!


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