So finally, after a long time I have been able to rediscovered the joy of blogging. There are both philosophical reasons and practical, this post will just try to highlight some of the practicalities that helped me to get back. Simply put its ‘WordPress‘ and ‘Diwaker‘ (although he still does not know it).
I was dormant on the blog (infact, did not do anything extra from the day of installation) because I wanted a couple of things. Mainly I was not sure how to handle different kinds of posts that I might have. One one hand there are regular text posts, on the other there are regular photoblog posts, in between there are documentary travel photoblog posts. To complicate the matters, I also wanted a place to showcase a portfolio. I was using wordpress just for text blogs, but now updating it to the latest version, I can use is as a complete content management system. To generate travelogue and portfolio, I now post them as regular posts, but under their respective categories. Then using template I can make separate index pages and design them however I want. So I guess, this will make my job lot easier. I also found this plugin for easily retrieving image thumbnails from pixelpost. Had to modify it to my needs, because I dont need latest or random images. I need images from a particular range. Anyhow, thanks to wordpress, I think I will be able to live with this system for a while now.
The second help came from the Thematic Theme (Hat tip Diwaker). Using the template framework of Thematic and a modified frontend from EarlyMorning, I was able to generate the kind of look and feel I wanted. The best part is the decoupling of the backend and frontend of the theme, making it a lot easier to modify.
Whats, left is now to modify the pixelpost stylesheet to match it to the look and feel of the complete blog.