Instapaper Addict Seeks Akratics Magic

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467. Which is to say, every time I
archive an article in Pocket, it notifies beeminder. I now have this set up
and working in beeminder (https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested https://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216 I post
here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex

Have you considered NOT reading the articles in your queue? Doing a
significant purge of all but the most interesting-looking articles?

I stopped using Instapaper and Instapaper-like apps because I found
that when I’m browsing around online, I tend to find lots of things
that “look interesting” at the time, but aren’t actually all that
interesting or useful later. Then they just pile up and make me feel
guilty for never reading them.

Maybe your beeminder goal should be something like “read OR DELETE x
articles per week.”

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Alex Strick van Linschoten
strickarchive@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many that
I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467. Which is to say, every time I
archive an article in Pocket, it notifies beeminder. I now have this set up
and working in beeminder (https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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Yes. That’s what ends up happening. I quickly find lots that are old or that I can’t recall why I wanted to read…

But it still doesn’t solve the problem :wink:


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On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:28 AM, Katherine Baxter
baxter.katherine@gmail.com wrote:

Have you considered NOT reading the articles in your queue? Doing a
significant purge of all but the most interesting-looking articles?
I stopped using Instapaper and Instapaper-like apps because I found
that when I’m browsing around online, I tend to find lots of things
that “look interesting” at the time, but aren’t actually all that
interesting or useful later. Then they just pile up and make me feel
guilty for never reading them.
Maybe your beeminder goal should be something like “read OR DELETE x
articles per week.”
On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Alex Strick van Linschoten
strickarchive@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many that
I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467. Which is to say, every time I
archive an article in Pocket, it notifies beeminder. I now have this set up
and working in beeminder (https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue
(https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to
read’: https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article
’read’: https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design? See
the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467. Which is to say, every time I
archive an article in Pocket, it notifies beeminder. I now have this set up
and working in beeminder (https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested https://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216 I
post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex

This is wonderful, although when I click on both those IFTTT addresses,
they both come up with 404 errors… Maybe you have to make them open for
outside viewing?

Thank you so much.

On 4 October 2013 15:30, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design? See
the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/**91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/**strickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested https://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216 I
post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private addresses
rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design? See
the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain number
each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful IFTTT
integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly what I
need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467. Which is to say, every time I
archive an article in Pocket, it notifies beeminder. I now have this set up
and working in beeminder (https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM twitter
feed suggested https://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216 I
post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I trying
to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/**aamaras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrecipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrecipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design? See
the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/**91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/**strickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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The number beeminder will track is the number of articles sitting in your
archive, so you want a ‘Do Less’ (although mine may be a custom goal for
some reason… I forget). In any case, Do Less should work.

The (OSX) app ReadKit gives you an unread article count too. This is useful
occasionally because the goal can sometimes get slightly out of sync (in
particular, if you add an article and then read it before IFTTT checks your
feed, the article will show up as ‘read’ but not as ‘added’).

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:36:08 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I trying
to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras <aaron...@gmail.com <javascript:>>wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/**aamaras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrecipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrecipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design? See
the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so many
that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/**91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/**strickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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Thank you so much. I’ve set this all up now. Let the instapaper purge begin!

On 4 October 2013 15:48, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

The number beeminder will track is the number of articles sitting in your
archive, so you want a ‘Do Less’ (although mine may be a custom goal for
some reason… I forget). In any case, Do Less should work.

The (OSX) app ReadKit gives you an unread article count too. This is
useful occasionally because the goal can sometimes get slightly out of sync
(in particular, if you add an article and then read it before IFTTT checks
your feed, the article will show up as ‘read’ but not as ‘added’).

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:36:08 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I trying
to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/**recipes/85950https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/**recipes/85393https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design?
See the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so
many that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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:slight_smile: Glad to help. Remember - be ruthless!

On Friday, October 4, 2013 5:42:32 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Thank you so much. I’ve set this all up now. Let the instapaper purge
begin!

On 4 October 2013 15:48, Aaron Maras <aaron...@gmail.com <javascript:>>wrote:

The number beeminder will track is the number of articles sitting in your
archive, so you want a ‘Do Less’ (although mine may be a custom goal for
some reason… I forget). In any case, Do Less should work.

The (OSX) app ReadKit gives you an unread article count too. This is
useful occasionally because the goal can sometimes get slightly out of sync
(in particular, if you add an article and then read it before IFTTT checks
your feed, the article will show up as ‘read’ but not as ‘added’).

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:36:08 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I
trying to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/**recipes/85950https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/**recipes/85393https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design?
See the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van
Linschoten wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so
many that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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Aaron, you may have done a custom goal. “Do Less” doesn’t work here since
that’s for decreasing or eliminating a daily/weekly habit whereas this is
reducing a total number of something, like a weight loss goal would. So
I’ve helped Alex set it up as a weight loss goal now where he simply put
the total number of articles as the “current weight” and set a goal of zero.

Thanks,
Melanie

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

:slight_smile: Glad to help. Remember - be ruthless!

On Friday, October 4, 2013 5:42:32 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Thank you so much. I’ve set this all up now. Let the instapaper purge
begin!

On 4 October 2013 15:48, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

The number beeminder will track is the number of articles sitting in
your archive, so you want a ‘Do Less’ (although mine may be a custom goal
for some reason… I forget). In any case, Do Less should work.

The (OSX) app ReadKit gives you an unread article count too. This is
useful occasionally because the goal can sometimes get slightly out of sync
(in particular, if you add an article and then read it before IFTTT checks
your feed, the article will show up as ‘read’ but not as ‘added’).

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:36:08 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I
trying to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/**aam****aras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrec****ipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myre****cipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design?
See the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van
Linschoten wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so
many that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/**91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/**str
ickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

Alex


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looks like I was wrong since the idea of adding a +1 or -1 doesn’t work
with a weight loss goal type (since an actual value needs to be added each
time for weight loss type). So custom goal it is!

On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 1:13 AM, Melanie Reeves Wicklow <
melanie@beeminder.com> wrote:

Aaron, you may have done a custom goal. “Do Less” doesn’t work here since
that’s for decreasing or eliminating a daily/weekly habit whereas this is
reducing a total number of something, like a weight loss goal would. So
I’ve helped Alex set it up as a weight loss goal now where he simply put
the total number of articles as the “current weight” and set a goal of zero.

Thanks,
Melanie

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

:slight_smile: Glad to help. Remember - be ruthless!

On Friday, October 4, 2013 5:42:32 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

Thank you so much. I’ve set this all up now. Let the instapaper purge
begin!

On 4 October 2013 15:48, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

The number beeminder will track is the number of articles sitting in
your archive, so you want a ‘Do Less’ (although mine may be a custom goal
for some reason… I forget). In any case, Do Less should work.

The (OSX) app ReadKit gives you an unread article count too. This is
useful occasionally because the goal can sometimes get slightly out of sync
(in particular, if you add an article and then read it before IFTTT checks
your feed, the article will show up as ‘read’ but not as ‘added’).

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:36:08 PM UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
wrote:

What kind of goal should I be choosing when I set this up? Ie am I
trying to do a certain number per week (ie ‘do more’) or what?

On 4 October 2013 15:34, Aaron Maras aaron...@gmail.com wrote:

Sorry; those IFTTT links probably won’t work (they’re the private
addresses rather than the public ones). Should be:
read an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950https://ifttt.com/recipes/85950
add an article: https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393https://ifttt.com/recipes/85393

On Friday, October 4, 2013 4:30:56 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Alex - I do the same thing for my instapaper queue (
https://www.beeminder.com/**aam****aras/goals/instaphttps://www.beeminder.com/aamaras/goals/instap
)

This IFTTT recipe sends a plus one when I mark an article ‘to read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myrec****ipes/personal/3106034/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106034/

And this one sends a minus one when I mark an article ‘read’:
https://ifttt.com/**myre****cipes/personal/3106024/https://ifttt.com/myrecipes/personal/3106024/

Can’t find the instapaper RSS feed addresses in the new site design?
See the screenshot attached.

On Friday, October 4, 2013 1:08:38 AM UTC+2, Alex Strick van
Linschoten wrote:

Hi,

I have a huge mountain of articles in my Instapaper queue. It’s so
many that I had to ask them how many it was. (4000+, it turned out).

I’d like to set up an instapaper weekly goal that I read a certain
number each week so as to get it down to zero again. I found a wonderful
IFTTT integration that allows for a workaround to Beeminder, doing exactly
what I need – https://ifttt.com/recipes/**91467https://ifttt.com/recipes/91467.
Which is to say, every time I archive an article in Pocket, it notifies
beeminder. I now have this set up and working in beeminder (
https://www.beeminder.com/**str
ickvl/goals/pockethttps://www.beeminder.com/strickvl/goals/pocket
).

But something similar for Instapaper eludes me. Someone on the BM
twitter feed suggestedhttps://twitter.com/bmndr/status/385901433029001216I post here and see whether anyone has any bright ideas…

Thanks in advance.

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Alex - did you find the RSS feed address for your archive folder? I just went looking and I can’t see it in the new site design.

Thanks Melanie. I’m going to write a quick how-to for future reference (if I can find the archive rss address…)

We are in the process of testing a new custom goal type with these kinds of goals. More to follow soon. We might want to combine forces on the how-to.


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Alex - did you find the RSS feed address for your archive folder? I just went looking and I can’t see it in the new site design.
Thanks Melanie. I’m going to write a quick how-to for future reference (if I can find the archive rss address…)

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I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?


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Alex - did you find the RSS feed address for your archive folder? I just went looking and I can’t see it in the new site design.
Thanks Melanie. I’m going to write a quick how-to for future reference (if I can find the archive rss address…)

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Nope. I tweeted at them but no reply. I have mine (from before redesign)
but it has a seemingly random string in it so I can’t use it to extrapolate
other users’ addresses.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, Alex Strick van Linschoten wrote:

I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?

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Alex - did you find the RSS feed address for your archive folder? I just
went looking and I can’t see it in the new site design.

Thanks Melanie. I’m going to write a quick how-to for future reference
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– Aaron

I found the feed address in the source code of the page. In my case the
line showed:

Hope this helps.

– Jeroen

El martes, 8 de octubre de 2013 11:30:10 UTC+2, Alex Strick van Linschoten
escribió:

I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?

Yes this should solve it. I’m trying it out now.

Thank you!

On 10 October 2013 17:16, Jeroen Sangers jeroen@brytenet.com wrote:

I found the feed address in the source code of the page. In my case the
line showed:

Hope this helps.

– Jeroen

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I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?


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Awesome. Thanks Jeroen!

– Aaron

On 10 October 2013 19:47, Alex Strick van Linschoten <
strickarchive@gmail.com> wrote:

Yes this should solve it. I’m trying it out now.

Thank you!

On 10 October 2013 17:16, Jeroen Sangers jeroen@brytenet.com wrote:

I found the feed address in the source code of the page. In my case the
line showed:

Hope this helps.

– Jeroen

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Linschoten escribió:

I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?


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I made a start on a step by step guide here if anyone is
interested: https://gist.github.com/aamaras/6924516 . Alex - I haven’t
bothered doing anything on the beeminder side, awaiting progress on your
new goal type.

On Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:19:46 PM UTC+2, Aaron Maras wrote:

Awesome. Thanks Jeroen!

– Aaron

On 10 October 2013 19:47, Alex Strick van Linschoten <
strickarchive@gmail.com> wrote:

Yes this should solve it. I’m trying it out now.

Thank you!

On 10 October 2013 17:16, Jeroen Sangers jeroen@brytenet.com wrote:

I found the feed address in the source code of the page. In my case the
line showed:

Hope this helps.

– Jeroen

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I didn’t manage to find the new RSS feed. You?


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