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Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Heartbleed and Other Epic Crashes of Ineptitude

We’ll start with the non-nerd version. Last week there was a massive security breach in some very standard software used by most sites on the internet, including Beeminder. Let us first quickly reassure you that your... »

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 ... »

Beeminder ♥ Code School

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Beeminder ♥ Code School

We’re pretty over the moon for Code School and very proud to announce this partnership. The Code School folks are announcing it simultaneously on the Code School blog as... »

Minding Bee: Time Tracking, Behavior Change, and the Birth of Beeminder

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Minding Bee: Time Tracking, Behavior Change, and the Birth of Beeminder

Our esteemed cofounder, Bethany Soule, gave a talk at the 2013 Global Quantified Self conference in San Francisco. We just got the video of it and wanted to share it with you, along with a transcript and the slides. See also our previous Quantified Self interview from 2011 and our previous Quantified Self talk from 2012. 1:... »

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... »

How Beeminder Paid for 14 Bikes

Friday, December 6th, 2013
How Beeminder Paid for 14 Bikes

This is a guest post by Henrik Wist, to whom we just paid $1000 for derailing on our own meta Beeminder commitment to announce one User-Visible Improvement (UVI) to Beeminder per day. For our version of how this went down, see »

1000 Days of User-Visible Improvements

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
1000 Days of User-Visible Improvements

UPDATE: A revised and updated version of this article is now on Messy Matters. It’s amazing where one trivial user-visible improvement per day will eventually get you to. We’ve made 1000 user-visible improvements (UVIs) to »

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... »

Beeminder Turns Two!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Beeminder Turns Two!

Yo-yo-yo! We’re two! So perhaps we should say yo-yo? Remember two years ago when we launched? You almost surely don't! (If you do, let us know because we have... »

Beehind the Curtain: Secrets of our Support Success

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Beehind the Curtain: Secrets of our Support Success

We’re often praised for our stellar customer support. For the possible benefit of other startups, or anyone else who’s curious, here are our secrets! First, all the usual “customer is always right” stuff is just common sense if you’re genuinely excited about promoting your company and having your users feel good about you. I’m skipping everything that was... »