Bite-sized Cecily Chunks, or Use Sweetcron to build a lifestream

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.

Home 203A Bite-sized Cecily Chunks

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.

4 thoughts on “Bite-sized Cecily Chunks, or Use Sweetcron to build a lifestream

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I’m still in the process of seeing how content is presented when it is piped into the feed and styling it accordingly.

  2. Thanks for the heads up. I’m still in the process of seeing how content is presented when it is piped into the feed and styling it accordingly.

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