Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2019

23 December 2019 | No Comments

We’re a few days away from the end of 2019, so I think it’s a good time to look back on some of the highlights on this blog from the last year. I really appreciate everyone who reads, subscribes, shares, and financially supports this twice-weekly blog–while I learn a lot from processing my thoughts in writing and from reading your comments, the main intention here is to share my observations, insights, and mistakes with fellow creators to add value to their entrepreneurial efforts.

1. Wingspan articles (open letter, truth article, apology, and stats): By far the most read articles on this blog in 2019 were about Wingspan. Most of them involve me saying the same thing in different ways, so I’m going to lump them all together here. Who knew that my conservative first-run quantity guess in the summer of ’18 would result in such controversy?

2. Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t? (link): After I took what I learned from the Wingspan preorder and applied it to Tapestry, a new type of drama ensued when we sold out of designated direct-order copies of the game with 2 days remaining in the preorder period. The poll and comments on this post were instrumental in a hybrid method that I tested with the Wingspan expansion.

3. Top 10 Reasons for the Rise in Popularity of Tabletop Games (link): I love that the game industry continues to grow, and over time I’ve compiled a variety of different theories about why that is. I’ve kept this link handy for the multiple times that people have asked me why tabletop games seem to be growing in popularity.

4. A Lesson in Focus from Tainted Grail (link): After Tainted Grail raised over $5 million on Kickstarter, I learned from a backer that they shared something during the campaign that generated quite a bit of heat from backers. Given how much I admire Awaken Realms’ goals and principles, I was intrigued, so I dug into the situation and shared my thoughts on this post.

5. A Proposal: Let’s Not Talk Business Over Facebook Messenger and Text (link): While this article is highly subjective–with the key takeaway being that I really dislike when people contact me about business via Facebook Messenger or text–I think I make a decently compelling article about why most forms of business communication are better served via other platforms and methods. Check out the article to see if you agree.

What types of articles would you like to see on this blog in 2020?

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