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 »

Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By dreeves
Image of the infinibee with a bleeding heart

We’ll start with the non-nerd version. Last week there was a massive security breach in some very standard software used by most sites on the internet, including Beeminder. Let us first quickly reassure you that your... »

Get Things Done (Or Else!) With Beeminder and GTBee

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Andy Brett
GTBee screenshot

At its core, Beeminder is a tool for getting yourself to do things using money as an incentive. Most goals on Beeminder focus on making steady progress over time. But some goals, and some people, work better with a different model. Let’s say you have to call someone by the end of the day today, and... »

Bee’s Guide To Beeminding Weight Loss

Monday, March 24, 2014
By bsoule
steep grade road sign

I’ve been thinking about beeminding weight loss a lot lately and the thing is, beeminding weight loss sucks! But not any more than losing weight in general sucks. Even for people who really like the whole commitment device craziness, Beeminder sometimes feels aversive. I believe that happens when you don’t feel like you are fully in control... »