The StoryGraph

What can I beemind with The StoryGraph?

The integration tracks the number of pages you've read and tracked on The StoryGraph. Each day it will fetch the amount you've done as of today, and update your graph.

Why doesn't it start at zero?

The goal is set up as an Odometer goal. Whenever we fetch your data, we fetch the total number of pages you've read in the whole time you've used StoryGraph. When we start your goal, we fetch the number you're at right now. That way, you don't start out at 0 and then immediately get 10,200 units at once, which would make you safe for years!

If I add data for a previous day, will it count for that day?

No, it'll count for today. We just check your current amount daily, and if that goes up, we don't know which day to attribute it to. It all gets recorded for the current day.

However, this integration doesn't stay in sync with StoryGraph, so you can edit the amount entered on previous days and that will 'stick'. Be careful, though: if any change pulls you below the bright red line for the most recent deadline, you'll derail instantly. Don't forget that you would need to enter your cumulative total as of that day, so e.g. if you read 30 extra pages on that day and your datapoint for that day says 150, you want to change it to 180.

When will my graph update?

If your goal is in the red, we'll try to fetch the data every time we're about to send you a reminder. If your goal isn't in the red, we'll check a couple of times a day, and always at the deadline. You can update your graph at any time by clicking the sync icon.

"This data is autogenerated from The StoryGraph", where "The StoryGraph" links to the page we're getting the data from. The green sync button is highlighted in a red box, and can be clicked to immediately sync up with the data from StoryGraph

Can I beemind my progress in a single book?

Not really, though there is a workaround. StoryGraph do not currently allow access to your "reading journal", so we can't check your progress.

However, if you only ever read one book at once, you could in theory set up a goal that will end when you reach the current cumulative number of pages + the number of pages in the book. For example, if you have read 6,642 pages on StoryGraph to date, and you want to read a book that has 252 pages, then you can set your end total to 6,642+252=6,894. Then once you finish that book, you can end that goal and start another.

The StoryGraph sample goal setup:

  1. Head to create a new goal.
  2. Click The Storygraph icon to start a new goal using The StoryGraph data.
  3. Enter your The StoryGraph username and then click the "Check" button to search for your StoryGraph data.
    Beeminder + The StoryGraph: "My StoryGraph username is" with a space below to add your username, and then a button labelled "Check" to click

  4. It'll fetch your current number of pages, and then it's time to enter the amount you want to commit to. Here I'm committing to earning 30 pages per day. I've also selected the option to "Start this goal with extra leeway", so that I don't need to start immediately. I've given myself four days of buffer, and that gives me four days before I need to read my first 30 points.

    "Starting with 52511 pages, I pledge to average 30 pages per day." The button to add extra safety buffer is checked and an extra box has appeared to enter the number of safe days you need.
  5. Next, you need to give your goal a name, and you can also add a brief goal description.

    "Give your goal a name", showing "readmore" entered as the goal's name (which forms the URL), and a short description saying "30 pages a day (& track in StoryGraph)"
  6. Finally, choose your initial pledge. This is the amount you will pay the first time you derail on the goal. After derailing, the pledge will increase by default — use the checkbox and +/- stepper below to control how high it goes. In the example below, I have chosen to start at a $5 pledge, which will increase each time I derail, until it reaches $270 — the pledge cap. (To read more about pledges and payments, check out some FAQs!)

    Screenshot of the "Pledge your money" screen, showing the starting stakes (choosing between $0 and $5 using radio buttons). The text below that says "Your pledge will increase each time you derail until you reach your pledge cap", with a demonstration below showing the pledge progression: 5, 10, 30, 90... to the pledge cap, which is a set of stepper buttons currently showing $270.
  7. And that's it! Step through the preview and confirmation screens, and your graph will be created. I have four days to read 30 pages, or I'll have to pay $5!
    Example The StoryGraph-linked graph showing 30 pages due in 4 days. The StoryGraph logo appears on the right above a green button that allows you to fetch data.

Keywords: autodata integrations, reading, tracking books, tracking pages read

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