I thought “widget” was a bad word

EDIT: Hey, click the image below. Come on, do it! How awesome is that?

Awesomeness

Everything below this line is simply a long winded message describing the fact that I’m loving how people are leaving comments on Shyzer again. I’d love to say I write for some altruistic reason, but deep down I’m just another attention whore. 😛

In an effort to add a little thank you to all the people who take the time out of their day to comment on Shyzer, I sat down tonight with the goal of adding a “Recent Comments” box to the sidebar. In it, I want to show the last 7 comments left here on Shyzer. Why? Well, for starters, a lot of people go back and make comments on posts a few days old and I wanted to make sure other people saw them. I also wanted to stick in an added bonus for anybody with a site of their own, as their name would contain a link to their site.

However, in the process of doing all this, I discovered that WordPress widgets aren’t retardedly stupid like I’d previous thought. Instead, they’re pretty damn awesome. As a result, the sidebar will look goofy for the rest of tonight as I properly style each default widget that WordPress comes with. Why would I care if the widget’s look decent, even if I don’t use them myself? Because I want to one day release this theme as a free WordPress theme for others to download 🙂

And yes, since I’ve spent a few hours teaching myself how these widgets work (and more importantly, how to freaking style them!), this totally counts as today’s post.

One reply on “I thought “widget” was a bad word”

  1. Shyzer, I do surf on through, and I switched to wordpress also. Not much on the blog, but the airline is moving me to Cleveland, and I can travel again!
    I’m still planning what type of blog. Hope to say hi to your Dad and J.B. again soon! Thanks for turning me on to the “Dark Side of OZ”!

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