New Feature: Pledge Caps

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
By dreeves
A person wearing a literal cap that says 'pledge'

The exponential pledge schedule is a key part of the, dare we say it, genius of Beeminder. It means you quickly reach a pledge that’s highly motivating and keeps you on track for a long time. But one more exponential step beyond “highly motivating” was... »

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... »