What To Mind: Picking a Metric

Saturday, September 13, 2014
By dreeves
A little anthropomorphic ruler

We use the word “goal” a lot but, ironically, we agree with Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) who argues that goals are for losers. He points out that the most... »

Press Roundup 5

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
By dreeves
A cat dressed as a bee

We’re such press darlings! This is our fifth big press roundup. For the sake of completeness (and because I’m certain you’re terribly eager to read every word of all our press coverage ever), here are the previous four: Press Roundup: What’s the Buzz? »

Don’t Be a Smarmbot

Sunday, August 24, 2014
By dreeves
Robot with strangely human-looking eyes

In which the CEO of Beeminder quibbles with Patrick McKenzie, aka patio11, about what we call smarmbot emails, while... »

Birds and The Bees: Beeminder Has Twitter Integration

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
By Chris Goodman
A bird (for Twitter) and a bee (for Beeminder) blissfully in love

We are exceedingly proud to debut the work of our intern, Chris Goodman, in this blog post. Chris has joined us this summer through Saturday Academy’s ASE Internship program. Both Chris and Saturday Academy have knocked our socks off. Chris... »

The Type Bee Personality

Monday, July 28, 2014
By dreeves
The letter B in the style of the superman logo

People often ask, sometimes incredulously, what kind of person uses Beeminder. We’ve found that the following personality traits are required: 1. Akratic (obviously), 2. Ambitious/motivated (ironically), 3. Self-aware (knowing the limits of one’s motivation), 4. High-integrity (to not spoil the whole point by... »

How I Use Beeminder

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By Philip Hellyer
person at a desk in the middle of a field with a big blue sky

When I first introduce people to Beeminder, they either recoil in horror or they want to dive right in. But the easiest way to defeat a new system is to overload it [1], so if you read this blog post and then immediately create a bunch of goals, I’ve probably failed. There are two obvious ways to overload a system: volume and intensity. In Beeminder terms, volume is creating more goals than you’re able to keep current, and intensity is setting too aggressive a slope. You might want to lose... »