I’ve gone widget crazy.
I love widgets. They breathe new life and functionality into a once plain jane webpage. I now have three lastfm widgets, a twitter widget, a flickr widget, akismet, and google analytics.
I’m finding that I need a LOT of api keys for all of these apps. I’m also getting a bit confuddle by all the different locations of these plugins. Are you in widgets or in settings? HOW DO I GET TO EDIT YOU? But it’s really not that bad and it’s good for me to try and figure out these problems on my own.
However, now I have this question to ask myself: where do you stop?
There’s so much functionality within wordpress and websites like it. Apps, plugins, add-ons; these tools can be great. But they have to be utilized correctly. I am taken back to the old days of myspace, where kids would throw every glittery gif they could find on their page. I feel as if I might be over doing it with all my snappy add-ons.
But I recognize the functionality, of course. I see how a flickr widget, especially for this class, could be very convenient. But where does the convenience stop?