Keeping a Media Log

6 January 2019

Two years ago, I came across filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s list of everything he read or watched in 2016. As it turns out, he’s been tracking and posting such yearly lists on his blog since 2009. Incidentally, his blog is called the “Soderblogh,” which is the only justifiable use of the word “blog” I have found thus far in my life.

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Things I Did in 2018

28 December 2018

The ends of years are exciting times for someone like me who loves to log, record and plan. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day I generally devote to gathering materials for the coming year (new planner and notebooks), sorting out my goals and progress lists (I keep a wealth of information stored once in spreadsheets, now in Airtable) and tallying up my media logs (I might miss my yearly book reading goal, but I crushed my film watching one, so we’ll call it square).

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Things I Liked in 2018

21 December 2018

I don’t keep up with enough brand-new books, films, etc. to make comprehensive best-of lists at the end of the year. But here’s a list of various things from 2018 that I liked. Some of these I’ve mentioned in my newsletter or on Twitter, but I tried specifically to highlight things I might not have talked about much. So maybe you’ll find some hidden gems in the bunch.

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