I’ve been interested in trying to get a lifestream going on this blog for a while now, but could never get it to work for a variety of reasons. I tried the WordPress Lifestream Plugin, and while I got it installed, it refused to publish fresh updates. I tried Movable Type’s Action Streams which worked well, but once I switched web hosts, I also couldn’t get it to publish fresh updates, which I suspect has more to do with my general peevishness when it comes to Movable Type than the plugin itself.
I’d heard about Sweetcron, and had seen it in action on a couple of sites, and it looked promising. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety about my technical skills (or lack thereof) lately, so I was hesitant to try yet another lifestream system that I would abandon out of frustration. However, after reading this tutorial at NetTuts, I felt a little more comfortable with at least trying the installation.
In just under ten minutes, I had Sweetcron installed. A more technically proficient person could probably have it installed in five. After spending a few minutes tweaking some of the CSS, I ended up with Bite-sized Cecily Chunks for all (?) to enjoy.
The application is deceptively simple, but if you’re an adventurous sort, you can make use of Sweetcron’s API to enhance the functionality.