tagCould.com is a new service that allows you to create exactly that, a tag cloud, from a single or combination of multiple RSS feeds. The generated tag cloud links back to the applicable posts and embeddable in your blog. So, thinking that I’d like a tag cloud on my blog I figured I’d try it out.
I signed up for my free account and entered the URL for my blog’s feed. Within seconds I had the following result:
I was able to modify the results by picking the number of tags I wanted displayed. (Between 1 and 250.) All of this seemed to work as advertised but you may notice that I’ve not embedded it in the blog. That’s because I clicked on several of the tags and received some odd results. Here’s the result for “librarians” a word I user regularly in my blog.
The problem is that the most recent “result” that I can link to is from 134 days ago! I was unable to find a link to any post more recently than 130 days ago. Something’s wrong here. I’ve read what instructions there are and I can’t seem to fix the problem.
Has anyone else had any luck with this service? Is it me? Is it the system? If someone can show me how to make it work and cover recent posts, I’ll probably use it.