Beeminder’s Youngest User

Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Faire Soule-Reeves
Drawings by Faire, including the Beeminder logo, with inscription

Imagine a world where children grow up with Beeminder as a way of life. Well we created Beeminder when our kids were babies so here in Portland (at least in our house) that world exists, as a reality. Here to tell you about that is Beeminder’s presumably youngest user, ... »

Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
By Malcolm Ocean
Complice logo

We’re hugely impressed with both Malcolm Ocean and his now two-year-old startup, Complice. We’re especially proud that Malcolm’s been beeminding User-Visible Improvements to Complice since the beginning. ... »

Fourth Anniversary of Beeminder

Thursday, October 29, 2015
By bsoule
Diagram of the lifecycle of bees, in four stages

Beeminder is four years old! We’d liiike to get this blog post started by telling you what we’ve been working on this last year (revamped reminders! so many new integrations! new versions of smartphone apps! meetups and Quantified Self!), buuut you’re probably more interested in the question of whether we owe someone $810, or if we... »

Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

Thursday, October 22, 2015
By bsoule
A student sprinting to turn in a paper right before midnight

Deadlines are really important. Without them things don’t ever get shipped. But they’re also — if you can hard-commit to them, which you have to or else they’re pointless — kind of awful and arbitrary and stressful. Epiphany: Beeminder gives a way to get the key advantage of a deadline without the stress and arbitrariness. What you do is,... »

Chasing Waterfalls

Monday, October 12, 2015
By dreeves
A bee with an umbrella getting rained on

Last week (or however often we have Beeminder force us to get blog posts out the door) we announced our big »

Revamped Reminders

Thursday, October 1, 2015
By bsoule
Elephant dressed as a bee

If your name is “Beeminder” then reminders really need to be part of your core competency. Alerts and nudges about your goal are fundamental to our contract with you, the user, to do our very best to help you meet the goals you’ve set, and only... »