For many things, my beeminder strategy is "make sure you spend time in it" which is a goal, and usually backed with "work on it lots of days, not just lots of minutes" which is IFTTT and custom aggday.
For some things, I add a "actually get results", for instance, actually come up with new PCB designs and send them out. They're usually very unaggressive, and just act as a safety for the other goals.
While composing this, I realized they are only non-integer goals because I am a weasling weasel.
Thanks for the insight!