Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Methods of Procrastination - Wordle

Today I was introduced to Wordle by Lisa Bouchard. You enter some text and it creates a random picture of the words that appear the most. I think. Instead of entering text, I entered my blog url. And the above is what it came up with!

This isn't as big a procrastination method as, say, Pinterest (oh, Pinterest.... *sigh*). Which is probably a good thing, because who needs to waste any more time than they already do?!

What procrastination methods have you used lately?


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21 comments:

Julia King said...

My most recent procrastination method has been watching Doctor Who. Yes, I'm addicted! Blast Netflix and my obsessive personality. And blast English accents. I'm a sucker for em. Anyway, hopefully soon I'll be finished with the 6 seasons and I can get back to normal life. haha

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Haven't tried Wordle yet and trying to stay away from Pinterest. Blogging is distracting enough!

Hektor Karl said...

I just started using Pinterest. Podcasts would be my biggest procrastination method, though. By quite a bit.

Fairview said...

Mine is reading and commenting on blog posts! lol.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Today's procrastination included shredding, dusting and buying myself flowers! Oh, and buying the things I need to decorate the bathroom - thus preparing for Saturday's procrastination. I don't think I need anymore help!

Rachel Morgan said...

Julia - I'm one of those people who has yet to watch Dr Who!

Alex - Stay away from Pinterest if you can! Hehe ;-)

Hektor - I've never done a podcast before. Reading other people's blogs would be my biggest procrastination method!

Fairview - Commenting on blog posts. Same here!

Annalisa - You seem to be doing just fine in the procrastination department!

Carol Riggs said...

I LOVE Wordle!! It's a good tool to plug in a story and see if you've overused a particular word. :) Erm, I'm staying AWAY from Pinterest! I have enough procrastination tools at my disposal with FB, Twitter, and blogging. :D

Jenn said...

Ditto what Carol said about Wordle--I think it's a great writer's tool. I don't use it often though.

I procrastinate on FB and reading/commenting on blogs and watching TV.

Becky said...

Yep, just had to follow you on Pinterest...because it's my favourite way to waste time. But really, who knew there were so many things you could make with leftover chicken?! Haha :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Watching YouTube videos. There are too many interesting vloggers with too many past videos . . . LOL.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I haven't tried Wordle or Pinterest yet; I'm hoping to stay away from both of them. I do procrastinate with youtube videos though. Clips from the Ellen Show are addicting, along with cat videos. Kinda lame, but I like them. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I love Wordle! I use it when I get to the final stages of editing to see how many of those overused words I've got!

Lady Gwen said...

Oooh, Wordle. Sounds fun, er, I mean useful...as a writing resource. I will have to check it out. Because I have nothing else to do, right?

erica and christy said...

Wordle is REASEARCH, I'm telling you! It was my first glimpse into how often I use the word "breathe." Really! It was HUGE in my YA Romance - yes, just what every teen wants to read about - breathing! :P
erica

Rek said...

I love anything that takes me away from writing including reading for pleasure or for review.
I just gave my FB game addiction to get some writing done, so no Pinterest for me, though I do get lost in DeviantART...some of the work is amazing, book cover images worthy.

RaShelle Workman said...

Pinterest - how I love you. LOL.

Love Wordle, too.

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

I used for a project once and found it to be fun!

Brooke R. Busse said...

I can never get Wordle to work for me for some reason. I don't know what the problem is. So seeing posts about it always makes me sad...

But then I look over at your awesome covers and feel better. ;D

Joshua said...

StumbleUpon is a big time-waster for me. Also, Jetpack Joyride on my iPad.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

It's a good distraction. But don't let it curb your work.

Dave Brown said...

On www.txt2pic.com you can make more images with your text.