What can I beemind with the Twitter integration?

The number of tweets you've made, which can be either all of your tweets ever, or those with a specific hashtag. Each new tweet after creating the graph acts as a +1, which is set up as a Do More goal.

Can I beemind tweeting less?

If you have a Bee Plus or Beemium subscription, you can turn the goal into a custom goal and change the settings.

You may also want to consider tracking your Twitter time using RescueTime instead.

If neither of these options appeal and you'd like to see Do Less goals for the Twitter integration, we'd love to hear more: contact us!

What if my account is private?

We can only track public Twitter accounts, sorry!

Do I need to put in the @ before my username during setup?

Either @username or just username works.

I've changed my Twitter username and everything's broken!

Don't panic! Send us an email and we'll help you back on track.

Twitter sample goal setup

  1. Head to create a new goal.
  2. Click the Twitter icon to start a new goal using Twitter data.
    Twitter icon, a sky-blue bird
  3. First, choose the number of tweets you want to add per day. You can specify a specific hashtag for us to follow, so that we only count tweets made with that hashtag. Then enter your Twitter @username.

    If you want to delay your goal's start a few days (maybe you're traveling this weekend), be sure to tick the "Start this goal with extra leeway" box. Enter the number of days you want to delay.

    Beeminder + Twitter: "I pledge to tweet" with a stepper/number entry box to enter the number of tweets you want to make per day. Below that there's the option to track a hashtag rather than all tweets, and then it asks for your Twitter username. Finally, check the box "Start this goal with extra leeway" if you don't want to start immediately, and add the number of days you want to delay by in the new box below.
  4. Give your goal a brief name. If you want, you can also write a short description with more information.

    "Give your goal a name", followed by two text entry boxes. The first allows you to enter a short slug which will name your goal and create a URL for it. The second textbox allows you to set a short description, and is optional.
  5. Finally, choose your initial pledge. This is the amount you will pay the first time you derail on the goal. After derailing, the pledge will increase by default — use the dropdown below to control how high it goes. In the example below, I have chosen to start at a $5 pledge, which will increase each time I derail, until it reaches $270 — the pledge cap. (To read more about pledges and payments, check out some FAQs!)

    Screenshot of the "Pledge your money" screen, showing the starting stakes (choosing between $0 and $5 using radio buttons). The text below that says "Your pledge will increase each time you derail until you reach your pledge cap", with a demonstration below showing the pledge progression: 5, 10, 30, 90... to the pledge cap, which is a set of stepper buttons currently showing $270.

  6. And that's it! Step through the preview and payment confirmation to see your new graph. I'll need to start getting more points in the next 4 days to avoid paying Beeminder my first $5.

    Example goal showing that shanaqui needs +1 tweets in four days to avoid derailing and paying $5

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