21 December 2015
First and foremost, thank you so much for reading the Stonemaier Games Kickstarter Lessons blog. I write this blog to share my crowdfunding mistakes, insights, and ideas with other creators in the hopes of leveling up the crowdfunding ecosystem as a whole, but it wouldn’t continue exist without a readership. The website has received over 800,000 page views this year. Thank you for being a part of that.
Second, I always 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 2015).
- An Open Letter to Kickstarter Backers from a Tiny Publishing Company
- The Top 3 Mistakes I Made on the Scythe Kickstarter (and a Few Things I’d Do Again)
- Top 10 Highlights and Lessons Learned from Gen Con 2015
- Why I’m Done Selling Through Amazon FBA
- Live-Blogging Lesson #8: The Feeling of Running a Mega Project
- The Top 3 Mistakes I Made on the Between Two Cities Kickstarter Project That You Can Avoid
- Everything I Learned About Shipping I Learned in Tuscany
- Kickstarter Lesson #162: When to Use a GIF Instead of a Static Image
- 8 Unique Elements of Recent Crowdfunding Projects
- Kickstarter Lesson #140: The Kickstarter Staff Pick
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 more of? Even though I run a board game company, I try to make these blog posts applicable to creators of projects in all categories.