Hi there! A random question but one I couldn’t find in the Help Center or Welcome Guide — for TV and movie tracking, is that largely done as ad-hoc posts, or are people using third party apps to format / post those to Micro.blog?
I assumed some people were using Trakt or Letterboxd, but wasn’t sure whether that was via share sheet or something like RSS. Thanks in advance!
Depends on how frequent and how much you want to share. If you want to share every movie you see, use the RSS feature. You can choose whether you want it just on the timeline or also import it to your blog. It pulls in an accompanying image but doesn’t upload it to Micro.blog (I wish it did) but rather links back to the original source.
But if you use the RSS option, be judicious about how often you want to cross-post information. Too many every day and it will turn off your followers. But then it’s your blog so do whatever you think is right.
Whatever you do, don’t RSS Trakt into your micro.blog and then mark an old show you used to watch as completed on Trakt, because then Trakt will mark every episode of the series as watched (good) and then it’ll shoot over every. single. episode. to your micro.blog (not good) and then you feel dumb when you see what’s happened.
Something is not right with Trakt’s RSS feed. I have contacted the developer and it seems it has been developed for IFTTT but it doesn’t work as well in any RSS parser. I just wish other TV tracking services offered a RSS feed. I have not yet found one.