What Do You Think of the Label Cloud?

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Be honest. I just changed labels to the cloud instead of the list. Do you like it better, worse, undecided? I thought it might be nice to not have to scroll so much, but I don’t want to make it harder to find what you are looking for. So let me know what you think.

Later that day…

Thanks everyone! I thought that it looked “cuter,” but I am 100% a form-follows-function sort of person, so if it makes it harder, I will change it!


Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. The Lewis Farm
    October 27, 2009 / 10:06 PM

    Not a fan… it looks cool, but it was difficult for me to locate labels! Esp when you're a frustrated, tired mom! 🙂 I've complimented you before and I will again… your blog has been the best resource I've had my entire 1.5yrs as a mom. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I don't know how you find the time… ;)Love,Kelly

  2. Kristin
    October 27, 2009 / 10:39 PM

    I like it better the old way. I think the labels are harder to find this way and I don't mind the scrolling. But … could be I don't like change! :)Thanks!!

  3. Jamie
    October 27, 2009 / 10:47 PM

    Like it! I think it looks cool. It is still in alpha order and the hot topics are bigger.

  4. The Hultman's
    October 27, 2009 / 10:56 PM

    It looks cool but harder to find the topics I am looking for.Love your blog! As a first time mom of a 3 month old, it has been so nice to know that I am not the only one experiencing some of the issues discussed here!

  5. ***Amy***
    October 27, 2009 / 11:05 PM

    I don't have a problem with it, i use the Ctrl-Find button to locate everything anyway 🙂

  6. cbhoff
    October 27, 2009 / 11:16 PM

    I prefer the old one because I could find what I was looking for in just a few clicks. This would give me a headache trying to find something when I had an idea of what I was looking for but didn't know exactly. And, when the baby is screaming and I'm at my whits end trying to find something to help I might explode 🙂 . Thanks for trying something new and asking our opinion!!! The blog labels are a HUGE help to this blog so I'm glad you even have it even if you keep it this way.

  7. Michael and Natalie
    October 27, 2009 / 11:16 PM

    Since you're asking I'll be honest. I HATE it! It takes me longer to read through it like a book if I'm looking for something specific (if I don't already know the exact title). I love the clean, organized, alphabetized list. If you decide to keep it, I'm sure I'll get used to it 🙂

  8. Kristin
    October 27, 2009 / 11:32 PM

    I'll echo other comments, it's harder to find the label you want. Amy made a good point that you can use Ctrl Find, but I don't always know exactly what I'm looking for and the list makes it easier to scan.

  9. Emily
    October 28, 2009 / 12:13 AM

    your blog is my parenting BIBLE! haha! I prefer the list style as I use it as a resource CONSTANTLY! I even blog about you on my blog (and I've nicknamed you the babywise blog lady just so you know!) and the advice you've given me has helped me get OTHER new moms to do Babywise too!!! yay! thanks again for all you do 🙂

  10. Rach
    October 28, 2009 / 12:15 AM

    Another mommy who prefers a standard list! Thanks for all you do…

  11. Redheads
    October 28, 2009 / 12:27 AM

    Whoa! Very drastic change! I find it a lot more difficult to find the topics as well. Please go back to the old way!!! Thanks, Amy

  12. Ivy
    October 28, 2009 / 12:47 AM

    I also call you babywise blog lady…and I too prefer the old index. Thanks so much for all your efforts!

  13. Kelly Ford
    October 28, 2009 / 12:56 AM

    I think change (in general) is hard. This included. I'm sure we'd all get used to it eventually, but for your avid, regular readers… well,i like the old way best :-)Thanks for all you do!

  14. Jan
    October 28, 2009 / 1:04 AM

    i prefer the other way too. I'd rather scroll more. thank you for all you do! you've helped me during these first few weeks more than you can imagine.

  15. Ashley
    October 28, 2009 / 1:30 AM

    I think it looks nice that way but it's much harder to locate what I'm looking for. The old way was better! 🙂

  16. Anonymous
    October 28, 2009 / 2:15 AM

    I like the list better.

  17. Ashley
    October 28, 2009 / 2:54 AM

    i use your blog alot and i prefer the old style. it was much easier to find the topic i was looking for. 🙂

  18. Elaine
    October 28, 2009 / 3:06 AM

    I like the list better. It was much easier to locate things. 🙂

  19. Laura
    October 28, 2009 / 3:41 AM

    A little cluttered, not as easy to find things 🙂

  20. Susanne
    October 28, 2009 / 6:05 PM

    I am not crazy about a cloud label. I must prefer the way you have you labels set up now!

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