Last June, I produced the first Hollywood Novelist word cloud using Wordle.net — mostly out of curiosity, partially to check the status of the content I’d been posting. After a year, I’m pleased to see the blog’s growth reflected in this picture.
First, I removed my byline because the words “Daniel Gardina” were way too large before. A mere formality repeated at the top of every article made it appear that my favorite topic was myself.
Second, 2012 has been about the launch of my first independently published book, THE LOOKOUT AND OTHER STORIES; so I’m pleased to see “LOOKOUT” featured most prominently. Right below it is a properly placed “Kindle” along with the scattered words “book,” “stories,” and “readers,” for those terms are all interdependent.
Third, and most importantly, the increased diversity and complexity of my blog’s content is apparent in this year’s word cloud. My expansion into Amazon, Google Adwords, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, and my free book promotions are showcased in the crowd. Overall, I’d have to say I’m right on target with where I want to be going.
What do you think? Are there any words you’d like to see enlarged or diminished in the future?
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