26 December 2016
Thank you so much for reading the Stonemaier Games Kickstarter Lessons blog. I write this blog to share my crowdfunding and entrepreneurship mistakes, insights, and ideas with other creators in the hopes of leveling up the crowdfunding ecosystem as a whole. It wouldn’t continue exist without a readership, and it wouldn’t flourish without the helpful thoughts and questions you share in the comments.
I like to look back at the most-viewed posts each year, just to see which entries resonated the most with people and to help newcomers have a starting point. I’m not including game-specific pages; these are just blog entries. They’re in order of readership (#1 is the most-viewed blog entry originally posted in 2016).
- Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Manufacturing in China
- Lessons Learned from Quitting Kickstarter as a Creator, Part 1
- Kickstarter Lesson #195: When Should You Fire a Customer?
- Insights from Fulfilling Scythe, Part 2
- Insights from Fulfilling Scythe, Part 1
- Results of Scythe’s Money-Back Guarantee
- The $1 Million Question
- Why We’re Not Using Kickstarter for the Token Trilogy Pre-Order Campaign
- Kickstarter Lesson #186: The Vocal Minority vs. the Silent Majority
- Kickstarter Lesson #207: What Should You Do If Someone Won’t Pay?
Last year’s list is here. In case you prefer to just see the “best of” posts like these instead of the 2-3 entries I post a week, I recommend subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter. It’s there that I note the 3 most-read posts from the previous month.
Before you go, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the future of this blog. Is there a certain type of entry you’d like to see (or see more of) in 2017? Even though I run a board game company, I try to make these blog posts applicable to creators of projects in all categories.