With years I accumulated a lot of music on my hard disk. I was never sure about what to do with it: there were definitely some things I wanted to keep and listen again, there were songs that I liked 20 years ago, as well as new tracks I never had time to listen.
About a year ago I decided to dive into it and to go through my entire music library, deciding quickly whether to keep something or to delete it. I made a smart playlist, with rules like “Plays is 0” and “Rating is not one star”. Every day I listened a bunch of songs, those I didn’t like were marked with one star and automatically went from this playlist to “To Delete” one. And in the evening I manually added the new number of unlistened songs to Beeminder.
Today I finished! Though I deleted not as many songs as I expected (about 25%), I am really happy about this result. Maybe some day I’ll go through through the stuff I kept again, to reduce it even more.
Thank you so much Beeminder guys! That was really fun.