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Post New Year’s Press Roundup

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Post New Year’s Press Roundup

Another month (or so), another swarm of Beeminder buzz. Since new year’s resolution season just ended we got included in a lot of lists (resources for succeeding in college, resources for MBA students, apps to stay motivated in 2016, »

Systems Not Goals

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Systems Not Goals

My cofounder and I are proud to be featured on the latest Sources & Methods podcast. One of many things we talk about in that episode is Dilbert creator Scott Adams’s claim that goals are for losers. We’ve decided that our response to that needs to be its own blog post. So,... »

Beeminder’s Youngest User

Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Beeminder’s Youngest User

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 10th, 2015
Hard Commitments & Soft Commitments: Beeminder ♥ Complice

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 29th, 2015
Fourth Anniversary of Beeminder

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 22nd, 2015
Hard-Committing To Do Something “Soon”

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 12th, 2015
Chasing Waterfalls

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 1st, 2015
Revamped Reminders

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... »

I Resolve Not To Resolve; Or, The Anti-Resolution Resolution

Saturday, August 29th, 2015
I Resolve Not To Resolve; Or, The Anti-Resolution Resolution

As I write this, my cofounder (aka the Bee in Beeminder) is off running a 195-mile, 12-person relay race from Mt Hood to the Oregon coast, so tonight’s emergency blog... »

Trusting Your Divided Self

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
Trusting Your Divided Self

This is a post by Philip Hellyer, which he wrote before Chelsea Miller’s recent Weasel Heart-To-Heart but which... »