I absolutely LOVE maps! I saw this on Ridgefield Ruminations blog and wanted to make one.

Where I’ve been…where to go next!
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com
Make yours @ BigHugeLabs.com

For fun, I changed the colors and they use fancy hexadecimal web colors…never fear! Here is a link to all, or at least most, of the HTML colors. The first set are the primary web colors, but if you scroll down you get the prettier ones. Just copy and paste the code inside the box of the color you like into the box where you see the code for colors in the map builder, making sure to leave the # sign in front. I, personally, have an unusual love of brown…and purple…together. You should see the pictures of me as a child.

Also, some folks may not realize that when you copy and paste code from something like the map maker, you need to click your blog entry over from Visual to HTML…up there in the upper right of this text box. Otherwise, it will be gibberish code in your post. Some of you may have run into this already and I myself do it all the time, but it occurs to me that not everyone will know how to fix it. Just remember, code likes code…if you are copying code, paste into the HTML part and your visuals will be very happy. There, I’ve done my part to make the web a little less frustrating and a little more fun maybe. If you think I’m speaking sense but you need me to clarify something, feel free to let me know, I’m happy to share what I know!

I am a member of the Vermont 251 Club and one of their other members put together a great VT 251 Club website where you can track your progress on an interactive Vermont map that is great fun even if you have not become a card carrying member of the club (but you should, it’s dirt cheap fun!). This site could also be considered social networking, and maybe something a little more focused and fun for folks who feel like they need their web life to be less aimless than Facebook. I’ve visited 19% of the state! It’s so much fun, the whole shebang, and I strongly encourage anyone who feels like they want to do some staycationing, to join up. Don’t be surprised if I show up at your library someday, my 251 mission is to visit every library in the state. Gas prices and weather really killed this for me this summer, but once things get a little less hairy, it’ll be so much fun. If you’ve made a Facebook account, I have a Vermont 251 Club Facebook Group that I update periodically with cool things to go do. Check it out!