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The Type Bee Personality

Monday, July 28th, 2014
The Type Bee Personality

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... »

Bethany’s Maniac Week

Friday, June 6th, 2014
Bethany’s Maniac Week

Last week Danny took our children to Canada while I attempted a Nick Winter style maniac week. It was delightful, though less epic than its namesake. Nonetheless it was a massively productive work week for me compared to my average. Here’s a time-lapse video of me working. So fascinating! Look... »

(Never)Minding Both Sides

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
(Never)Minding Both Sides

Here’s a suggestion we hear from time to time: “Let me mind both sides of the Yellow Brick Road!” For example, maybe you want to neither sleep too much nor too little. Conceptually you could do this with a goal that was a combination of »

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... »

Another Press Roundup Part Deux, Revisted: Return of the Beeminder Buzz Returns Again!

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Another Press Roundup Part Deux, Revisted: Return of the Beeminder Buzz Returns Again!

It’s that (randomly-chosen) time of year, folks! The time we brag about all the awesome press Beeminder’s been getting. Our excuse to do this today is that the legendary »

Be Nice To Yourself

Sunday, January 12th, 2014
Be Nice To Yourself

I originally wrote this as a beemail and everyone seemed to love it, so I’ve blogged it for the rest of the world to see. I do realize how vaguely self-serving this advice is.... »

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 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... »

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... »

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... »