When Beeminder Fails

Thursday, October 27, 2022
By dreeves
A bee crashing on skis

Beeminder is very good at keeping you on the wagon but it’s still possible to fall off. When that happens, why does it? We’ve asked people that a lot over the years and thought we’d collect the reasons. 1. Bugs or other technical issues with Beeminder From our perspective, there are still plenty of bugs and technical issues with... »

Is Beeminder Too Stressful?

Thursday, October 13, 2022
By dreeves
DALL-E image: a painting of some stressed out bees

Beeminder is not just for the productivity-über-alles types who try polyphasic sleep and whatnot. I mean, it can definitely accommodate that, if that’s what you’re into. Stress can be valuable, we get it. But what if you already have too much stress? Should you avoid Beeminder? We are very biased but sure don’t think so! On the contrary, we think Beeminder... »

Psychological Pricing

Thursday, September 29, 2022
By dreeves
A gas station sign advertising $9.999/gallon gas

The other day (a Very Other day, because I’ve pulled this from the bottom of Quite A Pile of blog post drafts) we were musing idly amongst ourselves about what the psychological effect would be if Beeminder pledges were amounts like $4.99. The answer is it doesn’t matter because I can’t stand so-called »

Beeminder vs CBT

Thursday, September 15, 2022
By Nathan Arthur
Beeminder vs CBT

Nathan Arthur (aka narthur, of TaskRatchet fame and who we’re now proud to also have on the Bee Team part-time) had such an amazing response to some Beeminder skepticism in a »

Primum Non Amplifico

Thursday, September 1, 2022
By dreeves
A bee weighing itself, with a graph of its weight

Today’s post (content warning: weight loss) was inspired by Jacob Falkovich and David B. Clear. First, an update on my previous... »

Orange Is The New Red

Thursday, August 18, 2022
By dreeves
A cartoon bee in an orange and red striped dress

Once upon a time, I had a prescheduled one-day break on all my Beeminder goals. I’d had something on my calendar that day and, thanks to my »