Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
We’re honored to have Team Habitica here on the Beeminder blog to tell you more about Habitica and about using Habitica and Beeminder together.
They’re in some ways very different but also quite compatible!
For new year’s eve we wrote a
Thursday, July 16th, 2015
For those just tuning in, let’s review the Three Great Beeminder Epiphanies.
The Yellow Brick Road —
bringing long-term consequences near
(and using the graphs as the basis for... »
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
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... »
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
“Well I’ve already paid for Netflix this month, so I might as well watch another episode of ‘Say Yes To The Dress’. I’ll get around to canceling later. You know, when I’m less busy.” — A slightly caricatured version of me. When you sign up for some subscription services they make... »
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
If we were nervous about our competitors — and we’re not — we might be most nervous about GymPact.
GymPact is currently an iPhone app (UPDATE: Android as well now) that pays you money for going to the gym, funded by the slackers who failed to get... »
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
We’ve been collecting a list of synonyms for the crazy lifehack that sites like Beeminder facilitate.
In addition to us being shameless SEO-whores, it seems like this list could be genuinely useful for humans, especially the kind of humans who read the Beeminder Blog.
Here’s how a co-founder of StickK defines, with admirable rigor, exactly... »
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
We have a new competitor about to launch: Lift!
Their (meta) goal is the same as ours.
They want to “eliminate willpower as a factor in achieving goals”.
Our approaches, however, are quite opposite. Or at least they have opposite sign.
Lift emphasizes in their pre-announcement blog post today that they believe firmly in... »
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
I just blackmailed myself with a silly photo thanks to our competitor
who publishes “compromising” photos of you to Facebook... »
Friday, December 30th, 2011
Beeminder makes pretty graphs of your progress.
But if that’s your only reason to use Beeminder you might find it frustrating when your graph freezes because you deviated a bit from your
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
This is a guest post by Josh Jordan.
While waiting for a Beeminder beta account, I tried using StickK to help me lose some fat. StickK is a brilliant concept and I hope they succeed in a big way, but I don’t like their weekly weigh-ins, for two reasons:
It’s way too easy to »