Beeminder is a webservice that allows you to set up, track and execute your goals. It does this through charging you money if you fail to follow up. It’s a brilliant service made by and for nerds.

Before starting: I’ve recently researched quite a bit around using it for various things as I need to double down on reading, studying and such before the pandemic is over; I have a stack of unread books that have to be read by the time I go travelling again.

After using for a while: I like the concept but it seems it is to rigid for my life. It seems I don’t have good enough of a routine and stability to keep up with the exact demands of Beeminder. In a sense that only means that I have created the wrong goals/measured the wrong things, which might offer a possible solution as well.