It was one of those days when I was just staring at the computer screen. I had nothing to do. Totally jobless. Broadband had arrived just three months back. Most of my browsing was done during night hours due to the bandwidth cap. I clicked a random link out of the boredom. It was a warez blog with a great design. The bottom of the blog read ‘Powered by WordPress’. Clicking on the link introduced me to the world of blogging.
Now I wanted a blog. I wanted to blog. Why not? Everyone had a blog. There were blogs written by dogs and cats, supposedly. I already had the nonsense idea in my mind. The question was where to host? One of the perks of being a moderator or web hosting forum, you get free web-space. Thanks to the admin who set it up for me. I got everything I wanted to start a blog.
Four years ago, The very day I published my first post on the blog. I didn’t care about the language. Not about the content and not about who will read it. I just wanted to write. After a while, It got popular. I was overwhelmed by the appreciation. I even earned from blogging.
Over the years, The frequency of posts dried up. I didn’t even try to allocate time to blogging. And when I tried to write something, I was blank. That screen was punching me and I was taking blows standing.. Sorry. Sitting, Like a boxer out of practice. But today I decided to face it. This post is a result of that.
When I started this blog, I wanted one and I wanted to blog. Now I want to blog more. I want to write more. Lets see how much punching I can handle.
Till my next blog post.. duck a punch and
Every software is incomplete. There is always something to add and make it better. So is the case with wordpress. Thanks to the plugins and I can customize wordpress without much knowledge or no knowledge of coding. Some plugins allow you to turn wordpress into a full fledged gallery. You just need to upload and activate plugin. That’s it. Good thing with wordpress is, if any plugin goes wrong just delete it’s folder and your blog runs back normal.
So why I am talking about plugins today? This is not a blogging blog or WordPress hack blog. For many days I was searching for a good plugin. A plugin that can list my watched movies on a page and it should be easy to update, edit, rate. But I am a movie buff and watch a lot of movies. I am too lazy to write review of a every movie I watch. This is Nonsense blog and not a movie review blog. Hence I wanted a plugin where I can write a short review, a link to movie page, ratings out of ten and possibly comments by user. I didn’t get the last option though.
While doing a search I found a plugin that fulfills my needs. That plugin is WP Movie Ratings. I have just installed the plugin and testing it. That is why I am not giving out the link for the movies page. I also have to update that page with some movies. This plugin will free me from posting reviews of movie unless I find it too good or too bad to watch.
I don’t like to use many plugins with any software. They slow down the performance of core software. I couldn’t resist this one. I crossed the ten plugin mark with this plugin. Now I use a total of eleven plugins. It’s difficult to remove any one of these. How many plugins do you use??