Saturday, January 17, 2009

Blog Flower Gadget





Part of the reason I started this blog was to motivate myself to finish projects. In fact, at one time, a project of mine was to program a blog from scratch as a way to learn ASP.NET. Unfortunately that project didn't get too far. I think that part of my problem with finishing these side projects is that I have always chosen projects with too large of a scope, and I just don't have the extra time. I have many of these projects left unfinished.

However, I am proud to be able to post an actual completed project. I decided to create a Blogger Gadget and the result is the 'Blog Flower'. The gadget is pretty simple, I was able to complete it in about half a day or so. Most of the work was actually creating the graphics. As you might guess the gadget adds a flower to a blog, and it will start to wilt and die if a new post isn't added frequently enough. It can be thought of as a motivator to post regularly, because who wants to see a dead flower on their blog?

To add this to your own blog simply enter in your blog name and click the add to blogger link.



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5 comments:

Katie said...

sooo...just how often do you need to post to keep the flower happy?

Peter said...

It is pretty conservative. You would need to post every 5 days to stay happy. Posting every 10 days would be droopy. After 10 days it dies!

Mrs. Noyes said...

I think I will update more often. I don't want my cute flower to die.

Kimberley said...

This is adorable! I just added it to my blog. I'm almost tempted not to update for a couple of days just to see what happens...but I guess that's not the point, now is it?

I'll just have to see how wilted it gets when I go away over the summer. LOL!

Thanks for putting this gadget out there...

Peter said...

Thanks!