Friday, April 21, 2006

Check it out!

Check out my new "tag cloud" in the sidebar by a site called ZoomCloud. Apparently, this thing looks at the last 10 or so posts and pulls out frequently used terms. Then it weights them, putting the most used terms in the biggest font and places them alphabetically in the "cloud." If you click on a term, it will take you to a list of posts on my blog that use that term.

I know it's in alphabetical order but I find it somewhat disturbing that "attachment parenting" is the first thing on the list and is in a HUGE font. (Great, now that I've used that term again, it'll stay huge for the next two weeks!). I only used it in one post. Okay, two. If you read the post where I referenced the parenting strategy that shall no longer be named, that was the "ideal" espoused in certain parenting books that made me feel horrible about myself.

There is a function that helps you help the tag cloud figure out what terms to highlight. So I guess I can go in there and tell it NEVER to mention that particular thing again. But I think I'll let it do its thing for awhile and see where it goes.

I love technology. But if I'm being honest, I love it mostly because it gives me great little toys to play with while I procrastinate!

Happy Friday!


landismom said...

That's pretty nifty.

Benjamin Solah said...

That's pretty cool. I just started a group blog on blogger and I've been looking for something kind of like catagories. Thanks.

Jen said...

I feel the same way about attachment parenting. I know it works for a lot of people, but I always ended up wondering why I didn't get to be a human being with my own needs any more when I gave birth? My AP phase was a real crazy-making experience for me.

I made a word cloud a while back, I should do it again. Thanks for the reminder!