If Facebook has a redeeming quality, it's their "Memories" feature where they give you a run-down of what you were doing on this day a year ago... two years ago... three years ago... and so on.
Well, kinda redeeming. I find that much of the time there's at least one painful memory which you'd just as soon not re-live, but that's life I guess. In general, it's a good thing though.
And that got me to thinking...
I should be able to do something like that for my blog!
I started writing out the code I would need, then remembered that there's nothing new with WordPress, and surely somebody else had already done this. Sure enough, there's a bunch of plugins available.
Alas, none of them work for me.
And so... I'm back to coding.
How else would you know that a year ago today I was returning from my Antarctica trip?
Or two years ago I was wishing you a Happy World Monkey Day?
Or five years ago I was saying goodbye to Peter O'Toole?
Or twelve years ago I accidentally smacked myself in the balls with a shampoo bottle?
Heaven only knows your life isn't complete without reading all about that!
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An automagically refreshing memories section would be pretty cool… on my site as well as yours.
That’s awesome! Every once in a while I remember one of your old posts and go back to look at them. It’ll be cool to see this.
Are you going to make the number of years you go back random each day or will it always be a year ago today kind of thing?
While I can’t get behind Facebook having any redeeming qualities (they are just the shittiest of shitty companies), I do think a blog based memories section would be wonderful.
I like the idea a lot… but am having a tough time implementing it the way I want to. Eventually…