Reading blogs is fun, but find new ones that you'll enjoy can be time consuming. Fortunately, there's a really useful tool to simplify the process: Wordle. Just give it a URL or a block of text, and you get out a 'word cloud' that helpfully illustrates the frequency with which words are used. This can give a useful flavour of what a blog is about! For example, entering the URL of this blog give the following:
'Synthesis' and 'reaction' are the most abundant words, and I think this gives a pretty good idea of what you'll find here on a typical day.If we subject Chemjobber to the same treatment we get the following (you can changes the colours easily):
1. I got this idea by reading this post from Chemically Cultured this morning.
2. Apparently really common words like 'the', 'and' and 'a' are omitted to make things more interesting!
3. I think the program works by just pulling your RSS feed, so it only 'analyses' the most recent posts on a blog.