change the tweet that gets sent when I derail.
Brene Brown (http://www.brenebrown.com/) has done a lot of research and writing about shame, vulnerability and guilt. The summary of what she's written and what I've read is that shame tends to disable whereas guilt (or reaching out for help with vulnerability) tends to enable you towards goeals.
I suggest that instead the current message, it say something more like "hey everyone, give me hell until i re-rail on this goal. i just paid
@bmndr $5 for derailing."
Less shame, more requests for support
Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented
Well said, and I like your phrasing! This is currently moot as we don't support the tweet-on-derail thing anymore (that was part of Chirpify, which stopped doing Twitter-based payments) but I'm keeping this idea around since at some point we'll want to reimplement that without the Chirpify dependency. Thanks again!