I’ve always been very fond of movies and TV shows, I really like to watch good entertainment. However, I’ve never been any good at keeping any logs of what I’ve watched and if I enjoyed what I watched, except what I log something in my bullet journal (and keep forgetting about). One of the reasons behind not keeping a digital log was because of the hassle to maintain the list and the idea of probably not owning the log myself. Many moons ago I tried Trakt.tv, and I remember that I spent hours trying to add as many movies and TV shows as I possibly could, and then forgetting about its existence.
A couple of months ago I came of Tom MacWright’s blog, and I was very intrigued by how the website worked. While lurking around I found an interesting blogpost about owning your own reading log. I was then inspired to create something similar for myself, not only for books but also for movies and TV shows.
I believe I’ve solved it in a different manner than what Tom did, but I think it suits me better in terms of searchability and categorizations. Since I use Zola as my SSG, I can create and maintain multiple taxonomies for all my movies and TV shows.
It’s really cool! The only downside, in my honest opinion, is that I have to create new Markdown-files for all the entires in order to have taxonomies. I would much more prefer having everything live in a JSON-file or something similar, but I do have an easy way to add a review to an entry.