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  • 411 weeks
    Managing the Flood of Pony, Part II

    You may have noticed my previous post about how I manage the huge number of stories. Since then, FiMFiction added the Library, which is an amazing update. Here's how I manage things now.

    The Favorite list is now used only for complete stories that I really like. I try to only add the best stories here. When recommending stories to friends, I look at this list.

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  • 418 weeks
    Managing the Flood of Pony

    I read a lot of pony fanfiction. However, after some very simple, second grade level statistics, I have reached the conclusion that I am adding more stories to my read later list than I read.

    I've always liked to complete things and not leave anything unexplored. I used to see an interesting fic and put it on the list, but worry that I'd never get to it and I'd be missing out on something.

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  • 433 weeks
    Reed. Nao.

    THIS STORY.

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  • 444 weeks
    Ship of the Century

    Maud + Discord.

    I mean, really. There's chemistry there. Or geology. Whatever. Probably the two beings in Equestria with the most thorough combined experience with stone.

    Shippers, feel free to steal my idea and set sail for insanity.

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Nov
6th
2014

Managing the Flood of Pony, Part II · 4:28am Nov 6th, 2014

You may have noticed my previous post about how I manage the huge number of stories. Since then, FiMFiction added the Library, which is an amazing update. Here's how I manage things now.

The Favorite list is now used only for complete stories that I really like. I try to only add the best stories here. When recommending stories to friends, I look at this list.

The Read Someday list is the same as the old Read Later, and contains every story I may eventually read. This list keeps growing, so I doubt I'll ever finish most of them.

The Read Soon list is for particularly intriguing stories that I don't want to get buried in Read Someday. A story can be in both Read Someday and in Read Soon. I try to keep this to under 50 completed stories. If there are too many here, I'll cull a few. The culled stories still remain in Read Someday. I usually add items to this list that I notice in the feature box or that are recommended by friends, or if it's a sequel to another story I've read.

The Read list is both an adjective and a verb. When I start reading a story, it goes here, indicating I've read it. I'll also add stories that I plan to read in the next few days to this list. If there are more than 10 stories here that have unread chapters, I'll try not to add many more until I read a few.

The Reread list is for stories I want to read again. This only gets used rarely.

To summarize, here's the process a story goes through. It always gets put in Read Someday, and also in Read Soon if it stands out somehow. It may also get put in Read if I plan to read it soon. When I start reading, it gets put in Read if it's not already there, and gets removed from both Read Someday and Read Soon. If it's really good, I'll put it in Favorites.

I'm so organized.

:twilightblush:

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