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.
Update: The following refers to a WordPress install on a host with a database via WordPress.org and NOT a WordPress.com web-only interface).
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 Miss604.com what it is today.
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.