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Owning my Reading and 100 Days of Reading Chapters

One of my goals in 2018 is to own my reading data rather than using Goodreads for all of that information. This will allow me to track information the way I want rather than have to do it like Goodreads wants me to.

My eventual goal is to have something like what Xavier made, but for now I’m going to start simple. I’ll be doing 100 Days of Reading Chapters where I read a chapter of a book every day for 100 Days, and I will post manual read posts to my website while I understand what I need from read posts.

After that, I will look at what I’ve done over the 100 Days and attempt to automate the process a little more so I can begin tracking metrics on the data.

If you want to see how it's been progressing, you can check it out here

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Owning my Reading and 100 Days of Reading Chapters by Eddie Hinkle (eddiehinkle.com)
One of my goals in 2018 is to own my reading data rather than using Goodreads for all of that information. This will allow me to track information the way I want rather than have to do it like Goodreads wants me to.

Welcome to the club. It seems like there’s a growing interest in owning read posts lately. Doing a 100 day experiment seems like a brilliant way to self-dogfood it while simultaneously getting more material read. I may have to steal the idea!

Watching this with great interest, as would love to have a decentralised way of tracking book reading.

It will be Interesting to see where you take this, Eddie. I’ve tried to integrate reading posts on my site, but I’m finding it a bit of a struggle to make it useful. Overall, I’ve derived more satisfaction from it that using Goodreads, but I’m open to exploring ways to make it better.