Ifttt changed their business model. I can’t say I blame them. I have 83 actions running, and I almost never think about them. But IFTTT is now asking me to think about them, and the thought I’m having is: how many of these do I really need? So I went through them. IFTTT’s new model is that you can have 3 custom recipes before having to pay them money (and it really isn’t that much money). But it turns out I could get by with just three. All three automate parts of this blog.
- If I review a movie on Letterboxd, copy the review into a text file in my Dropbox, creating my monthly “Good Movies” posts.
- If I create a new public bookmark on Pinboard, create a text file with Date and Tag parameters, proper block quote and attribution stuff all filled out for me. This creates link blogs for me.
- Any new tweet gets saved to a dropbox text file, creating my monthly “microblog thoughts” post.
I do have more logbook-style posts than these, but none of the others are automated at this level. The other recipes were all about sending blogs to my Pocket account so I could read them on my Kobo, but it’s not something I need to automate anymore.
So, I guess I’m not a “power” IFTTT user anymore. I’m just a free user now.