Inspired by Base Camp, I want to beemind a hill chart. I’d like the public to be able to see this chart. I was thinking I could plot the number of TODO items, with that number first going up, and then going down, with a goal of zero at the target date, else Beeminder charges me some money.
I couldn’t figure out how to accomplish this - I tried a whittle-down goal and a lose weight goal, but neither seemed to have the intended look.
Have you seen @clouedoc’s ideas for creating scores from your boulder positions on the chart? It’s towards the end of the thread here: Basecamp's Shape Up book - #21 by clouedoc
(I tried applying that kind of scoring to my projects but mostly ran into problems of things being badly scoped to start with and projects full of immovable boulders so I haven’t really got anywhere with refining the scoring, or have anything else useful to add but I’m interested to see if anyone else has.)
I’d have a few ideas, depending on your motive… What are you looking to get from such a goal?
I wanted to show public accountability and progress on a specific, finite task. I’ve mostly accomplished the task now, but it’s always good to learn more ways to use Beeminder!
For public accountability, what worked well for me was to use Basecamp with my coworker. Since we share our TODO-list, we can see what each other is doing. If i started slacking off for 2 days, it would be painfully visible.
Another option to reproduce it could be a public Trello board? Personally I’ve found that hill charts and public TODO list don’t really work well if used alone because I tend to write them for the sake of ticking the checkboxes off.
On the other hand, if there is someone to really take me accountable, I feel like picking the hardest task to improve my peers