Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Wordle

From Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:

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

Here's mine:

I entered my blog address:

  1. I looked at nearly every font and chose BPreplay Bold.  I chose the Half and Half layout cause I like to shake things up a bit.  And I chose the Blue Meets Orange color scheme; I just liked a black background the best.
  2. I had to experiment to figure out how to save the image, but it didn't take too long.  I also did Print Screen (Prt Scr) and pasted the page into Paint.  Then I cropped away the web page header and footer and saved the image to my computer as a .jpg file.
  3. I left a comment over at Genea-Musings to let Randy know I am getting in on the fun tonight!

1 comment: