Bethany’s Maniac Week

Friday, June 6, 2014
By bsoule
Bee smiling and waving maniacally at the camera

Last week Danny took our children to Canada while I attempted a Nick Winter style maniac week. It was delightful, though less epic than its namesake. Nonetheless it was a massively productive work week for me compared to my average. Here’s a time-lapse video of me working. So fascinating! Look... »

Beating Beeminder Burnout

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
By dreeves
A 1968 Dodge Charger doing a burnout

Here’s a perennial topic on Akratics Anonymous: How do you keep from feeling overwhelmed by all the myriad things things you’re beeminding? I'm going to repeat my advice buried in a previous blog post, which is actually to... »

Learning Ancient Egyptian in an Hour Per Week with Beeminder

Thursday, May 22, 2014
By Eric Kidd
Hieroglyphics with an Infinibee

We were (and are) pretty pleased with our Duolingo integration but in this guest post, software developer and language-learning expert Eric Kidd, puts that to shame. It’s seriously impressive. (If you’re... »

Beeminding Your Way Out of Your Comfort Zone

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Jess Whittlestone
Turtle hiding in its shell

Recently, I’ve been trying to get myself out of my comfort zone more often. I’ve been finding it… uncomfortable. One thing I’ve been trying to do is talk to strangers more frequently. I genuinely want to get better at this. I think it will make me more comfortable socially as well as being a valuable skill generally. But every time I... »

New Feature: Supporters

Saturday, May 3, 2014
By dreeves
Someone wearing a shirt that says, printed upside down, 'If you can read this call my sponsor'

Technically we deployed this feature over two months ago, but not very well so we didn’t have much fanfare. It was one of our »

(Never)Minding Both Sides

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By dreeves
'Both Sides' logo from SMBC Theater

Here’s a suggestion we hear from time to time: “Let me mind both sides of the Yellow Brick Road!” For example, maybe you want to neither sleep too much nor too little. Conceptually you could do this with a goal that was a combination of »