Honeymoons, True Love, and Yet More Buzz
It’s one thing to see a gushing testimonial from someone in the honeymoon phase of using Beeminder. Professor Brent Yorgey  wrote such a post in 2013 (“Beeminder has changed my life”) in which he detailed the myriad ways he was using Beeminder after discovering it 6 months prior.
A whole other level of awesome is seeing Brent Yorgey follow up three years later with a new heartfelt ode, “In Praise of Beeminder”.
It seems “life-changing” was no exaggeration. He credits Beeminder with completing his PhD, becoming a fancypants professor, maintaining two blogs, learning ancient Hebrew, losing 15 pounds, and coming within a factor of 2 of the world record for the 500m swim.
That is true love. And from our perspective, talk about having a positive impact on the world! Such a good feeling!
And, now, even though it’s anticlimactic, here’s a roundup of all the other things we’ve noticed people saying about us around the internet (pretty much all good things, strangely!) since last time:
- Slowly Hacking My Way to “Having Written” and a couple other posts by Silverdrag0n: Nerdly Editing Tools and Progress Update
- Floris Kleijne is using Beeminder to write 100K words in 2016: January update (forgot to include this one in the last press roundup) and March update
- Some nice little case studies: January Habit and February Habit … oops, but they archived their goals. Sad face!
- Nice little testimonial and case study on Reddit
- Taskwarrior Pomodoro Beeminder Incrementer on GitHub
- Discussion of a new Beeminder competitor on Hacker News which includes people saying nice things about Beeminder
- Andy Brett making the case for Beeminder even when you’re wholly non-akratic
- The Beeminder founders’ 15 minutes of fame won’t seem to quite die, and sometimes pays dividends in Beeminder buzz, like this link-baity post on Time.com with the key phrase being “Bizarre but Possibly Brilliant”
- Another case study from a blog with another update
- Shoutout for us and Pact
- Our CTO Bee = “crazy coder”
- We were featured again on Mark Forster’s Get Everything Done blog
- Beeminder: A Healthy Sting
- “Breathes Books” beeminds reading
- Small mention in this post on Epson’s quantified self gadget
- Beeminder recipe on Workflow.is
- Nice little mention along with StickK in a Fortune article on behavioral economics
- New and improved version of the Beeminder client for Emacs
- Article with a list of productivity apps in Spanish that got a surprising amount of attention on Twitter
- Look what Alyssa Baybayan designed for us
- An Instapaper to Beeminder IFTTT recipe
- How To Become a Flossing Superhero is a wonderful testimonial and pitch for Beeminder
- Shout-out from our friend DollarFlipper and another
- 10 great productivity tips to GTD (an old one we missed)
- Another one in Spanish with a small mention
- Glowing review as #8 in this list of the top 15 mobile self-help apps
- How To Stop Procrastinating Using Science
- Commitment Devices: The Strategy of Binding Yourself to Future Actions
- Nice little shout-out aside in this otherwise unrelated Racket tutorial
- Haskell implementation of the Beeminder API! by Daniel Wagner
- The Ultimate Guide To Gamification: How To Trick Yourself Into Being More Productive (another old one we missed before)
- Change Maker: Thomas Frank of College Info Geek
- We made this person’s list of daily tools
- The direct link to this only works if you’re logged in to Habitica but huge thanks to them for featuring us on the Habitica API page and sending a steady little stream of new users!
- Someone thanking Beeminder on Instagram for helping get a book written
- A very nice Beeminder testimonial on YouTube
- Someone beeminding some mad skillz acquisition
- David MacIver’s Bee Log
- How To Fit Creativity Into Your Day (more of an implicit endorsement but they do have a link to us in the part about accountability)
- We’re one of Top 10 Self Help Apps for Android Phones according to that blog
- Make Yourself Known
- Beeminder Experiment
- We were this university’s app of the day
- Nice pitch for using Beeminder in academia
- We’re #148 in this impressive compilation of email tricks
- Small Beeminder endorsement in a long self-help article
- Graphing Gains
- Motivational Tools Are Only As Strong As You Are
- Oh, and here’s a whole museum’s worth of people talking about us on Twitter
- And last but not least, we’re very excited about the new blog Micro(chip)managed, which includes a glowing testimonial and overview of Beeminder as its second post
PS: You can hover over all those links for commentary.
 Actually he wasn’t a professor then. That required years more beeminding. We’re being quite serious! Read on.
Also, if you don’t know Brent Yorgey, he’s well-known in the Haskell community and especially famous for inventing factorization diagrams, a sampling of which are in the title image of this blog post, and to which the previous link is an especially mesmerizing implementation.