Quantified Self Talk: Tracking My Personal Reliability

Friday, April 12, 2019
By dreeves
Reeves giving QS18 talk

On 2018-09-22 I gave a talk at the Quantified Self conference. This is that talk. You can also see an actual recording of it. I got a lot of encouragement afterwards... »

Beeminder, With The Power Of Reading!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
By Lawrence Evalyn
Library stacks

Lawrence Evalyn has been beeminding for almost 7 years and we’re very proud to have him guest posting for us. If this whets your appetite, check out his professional blog where he’s written about beeminding his comprehensive exams. (Graphs and charts and spreadsheets oh... »

Derailing Is Not Failing; or, Beeminder Revenue Proportional To User Awesomeness

Saturday, March 2, 2019
By dreeves
A train flying off the tracks and feeling good about that

“Potentially Paying Customers” We ended the last blog post with what you might think is an unfortunate epithet for new Beeminder users. Being buried at the end of a bunch of nitty-gritty about business reasons for the timing of collecting payment info, approximately zero percent of people noticed it, until we had to go... »

Commitwall: No More Beeminding Without A Way To Be Charged Money

Thursday, February 14, 2019
By dreeves
Jerry Maguire character yelling 'show me the money'

If you’re nervous about handing over your credit card number, let us start by solemnly promising that we’re super trustworthy. Wait, that’s exactly what a scammer would say. Ok, getting more specific: We promise you won’t ever be charged due to any kind of technicality, including confusion about how Beeminder works. (You won’t be charged at all if... »

13th Beeminder Buzz Press Roundup

Thursday, January 31, 2019
By dreeves
Thomas Frank of College Info Geek

In case you missed our previous 12 press roundups (starting all the way back in 2012!), here they are: one, two, three, »

Accountability Partners and Soft Accountability

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
By Malcolm Ocean
Two chickens. The first one says: You've got a problem with avoiding personal accountability. The second one replies: Ya, and whose fault is that?

Malcolm Ocean has been on both sides of the accountability relationship. Among the many roles he’s played is professional accountability provider: initially as Beeminder’s beekeeper, and now also independently with people who use his... »