Things I Love: Flickr and WordPress

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Leading up to that special day that Hallmark created for us this Thursday, I want to feature things that I love, or maybe even just like-like a lot. Sure, my husband, family and friends are a given but these are some of the intangibles, some things that honestly, I wouldn’t be able to be without every day.

Part one: Flickr and WordPress.

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Update: The following refers to a WordPress install on a host with a database via and NOT a web-only interface).

Dear WordPress,

At first I was hesitant to move my blog over to your rich and functional CMS. It was almost two years ago that I decided to remove myself from the shackles of Blogger and succumb to your interface. Categories, Meta Tags, Plugins, and most of all – Google love, are really the things that drew me to you, and keep me here. I’ve maintained and managed four WordPress sites, and created two more from scratch. Ripping apart CSS and writing PHP code is all a gal like me could ask for, and more. Having resources like Lorelle’s tips and your Codex just make you that much better, and you also give my buddy Duane a lot to talk about too.

Even though when I go to download a plugin to use I can never find the “download here” button on the creator’s site, all your features and customization make me swoon. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2.5.

Thanks WordPress, for making what it is today.


Dear Flickr,

smoochies You started out in Vancouver, are now a part of the Yahoo! empire and after the recent Microsoft scare, honestly, I was afraid I would lose you. It takes an event like that to make me realize how valuable you are to me. From your groups like Vandigicam that first got John and I out of the house in 2006 to meetup with other fine folks in this city, to your sets and collections that I can solely dedicate to my geeky t-shirts, and narcissistic ways. Your tags help me find photos to use in my posts and you’ve even let me create a pool for readers’ images. Better yet, people have created some super awesome plugins to help you work well with WordPress and that makes me happy. From FlickrRSS to Flickr Photo Gallery, you compliment my blog in such a way that I cannot repay (except with the $20 or so annually).

Thanks for being there Flickr, for reminding me of good times, walks in the park, vacations, and holidays.

Stay tuned tomorrow for Things I Love: Gmail and Google.

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  1. Tyler IngramTuesday, February 12th, 2008 — 9:58am PST

    I like wordpress. I wish i started using it before coding my own blogging script. There are just some aspects of wordpress I haven’t been able to replicate (mainly trackbacks) and I wish I could.

    I haven’t used flickr. I tend to post my photos on facebook. Perhaps I’ll create an API or something to interface wordpress or my customblog to facebook to pull down photos from it. *shrug* Love coding, it’s fun!

  2. Miss604Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 — 10:02am PST

    There’s also a fun little app “Flickr to Facebook” so you can import anything directly from one to the other. Flickr also helps professional photographers get their works out in the open. Then you get into Moo cards, and then well… the possibilities are endless hehe.

  3. macheadTuesday, February 12th, 2008 — 2:16pm PST

    Yeah, Flickr rules. I use it to backup all my photos, so glad microsoft didn’t get their hands on it.

  4. RaulTuesday, February 12th, 2008 — 4:06pm PST

    I’ve been doing tests with Flickr to upload the Mount Pleasant pictures. I know I have to switch to WordPress, it’s just … hard to let go of Blogger 🙂

  5. colleenWednesday, February 13th, 2008 — 10:01am PST

    I soo agree with you guys and disagree with the whole SMR stuff. I think that if you are going to pitch someone, anyone – whether it’s a blogger, other “new” media journalist or a trad. journo, you still have to talk to them like PEOPLE. its about the RELATIONSHIP and always has been.

    I’m trying really hard not to get on my soapbox here, but it’s hard. I’d love to chat with you some more about this (and podcasting too actually) next time we’re in the same room and not playing rock band. 😛 (met you at Tanya’s party a few weeks ago)


  6. EXTuesday, March 18th, 2008 — 11:34pm PDT

    I am wordpress fan, it rocks!

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