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Quantified Self Talk: Tracking My Personal Reliability

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Quantified Self Talk: Tracking My Personal Reliability

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... »

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

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Derailing Is Not Failing; or, Beeminder Revenue Proportional To User Awesomeness

“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 14th, 2019
Commitwall: No More Beeminding Without A Way To Be Charged 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... »

Accountability Partners and Soft Accountability

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Accountability Partners and Soft Accountability

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... »

Beeminder ♥ Clozemaster

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Beeminder ♥ Clozemaster

We’re excited to officially announce our newest integration partner: Clozemaster! We’ve even got the Clozemaster folks themselves here guest-blogging for us to tell you what Clozemaster... »

Beeminder ♥ Strava

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Beeminder ♥ Strava

It’s finally official! Strava activities can now be automatically tracked with Beeminder! So, first of all, welcome Strava users! Beeminder takes a large goal, such as training for a marathon, and breaks it down into daily deadlines. Not by providing any... »

Feature Announcement: General Mercy

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Feature Announcement: General Mercy

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth and derailing on a Beeminder goal meant getting a week of respite. That is still in fact the default. After derailing you get a week of safety buffer. It gives you »

The Fifty Goals of Brent Yorgey

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
The Fifty Goals of Brent Yorgey

We called Brent Yorgey’s previous guest post an absolute inspiration, but we misspoke. That post was highly pragmatic advice that everyone should read. It’s this post that’s the pure inspiration. We hope it gives you new ideas for things to beemind! In my... »

Barfing Cats and Other Stories from Talking to Weasels in Support

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Barfing Cats and Other Stories from Talking to Weasels in Support

We’ve written a lot about weaseling and cheating (combatting it, recovering from it) in Beeminderland, and about how we approach customer support. Today we thought we’d share some of our standard responses... »

Negative Reinforcement ≠ Punishment

Friday, January 12th, 2018
Negative Reinforcement ≠ Punishment

Prof Michele Gregoire Gill is back! In her previous post she mentioned that Beeminder, in large part, motivates her via negative reinforcement. If you think that makes her sound... »