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Beeminder: A User’s Guide for New Bees

Friday, February 21st, 2014
Beeminder: A User’s Guide for New Bees

How Beeminder works is you tell us your goal and we map out a Yellow Brick Road for you to stay on. As long as you stay on the road you're safe, but if you fall off we'll charge you money! We give you seven goals to play around with at the beginning. These start at $0, so if you fall off once ... »

The Beekeeper Program: Beeminder-Based Lifecoaching

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
The Beekeeper Program: Beeminder-Based Lifecoaching

This post is by Erica Edelman, our very first employee! She’s been knocking our socks off since we met her a couple months ago, and apparently the feeling was mutual because last week she moved to Portland from Columbus, Ohio to start with us full-time. The main excuse to hire... »

Beeminder ♥ … You! How To Build Your Own Beeminder Integrations

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Beeminder ♥ … You! How To Build Your Own Beeminder Integrations

After adding Jawbone last month, I realized that we could be approaching an asymptote in Beeminder’s coverage for integrations. We’ve covered some of the most popular apps and devices, but their numbers are exploding, and there’s no way we could hope to keep up. Even by beeminding them — it doesn’t pass the want-can-will... »

Year-Round NaNoWriMo with Beeminder and Draft

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Year-Round NaNoWriMo with Beeminder and Draft

Tomorrow is the beginning of November, which kicks off National Novel Writing Month. Last year we put together some tools for NaNoWriMo and blogged about it: Beemind Your NaNoWriMo Progress This year we have some new tools to support beeminding writers. The biggie that we’re really excited about is... »

More Schwag, Less Beeminding

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
More Schwag, Less Beeminding

This post is a random assortment of items and announcements. Normally we use the beemails for that, but (a) it’s an emergency blog post day and (b) we wanted... »

Do-Less Goals with Pessimistic Presumptive Reports

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
Do-Less Goals with Pessimistic Presumptive Reports

First, a point of nominology: We’ve renamed the Set-A-Limit goal type to Do Less. The names “do more” and “do less” sometimes confuse people, like if you just want to... »

Scheduled Breaks!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Scheduled Breaks!

We have once again knocked off what was the highest voted item from our feedback forum: you can now schedule flat spots in your yellow brick road. In fact, you can schedule any change in your road, between arbitrary dates, as long as it starts outside the akrasia horizon. Even more »

Beeminder ♥ RunKeeper

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Beeminder ♥ RunKeeper

RunKeeper! Now with more running! and cycling! and walking! Beemind all the RunKeeper things! Get it while it is hot! Actually, we’ve had an integration with RunKeeper for over a... »

Combatting Cheating

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Combatting Cheating

The second most puzzling thing about Beeminder, for those who don’t use it, is why people don’t lie to avoid paying us. Here’s why! Beeminder is foremost a Quantified Self tool, so it feels really wrong and counterproductive to falsify your data. People take a lot of pride in their graphs since... »

New World Order: Goals No Longer Freeze

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
New World Order: Goals No Longer Freeze

We’ve been referring to this internally as Beeminder’s New World Order but in fact it’s a natural consequence of The Third Great Beeminder Epiphany: Ever-increasing awesomeness should always be the path of least resistance. Namely, if you... »