This entry is a personal one, but it makes me realize how far I’ve come.
The Jan. 2017 Kickstarter to fund the Sunnyville Super Special #1 was a success. Even I’m amazed at how it performed. I’m already planning a second Kickstarter to be announced this weekend.
As some of you may know, my very first Kickstarter back in early 2014 failed completely. It brought my crowdfunding efforts of a screeching halt and made me look away from crowdfunding for awhile. (It also gave strength to my detractors and served as confirmation bias that Sunnyville was lousy – it’s not.) But some good came out of that failure.
It forced me to slam on the brakes and bring things to a stop. The whole failed Kickstarter served as a wake-up call. Yes, I was on the right track but I was trying to do too much too fast.
That’s why I spent time building more fans and working to promote the Sunnyville property. I had to go back over the mistakes I made with that first Kickstarter. I had to study crowdfunding more, review others that had succeeded and learn everything I could about the Kickstarter platform.
This Kickstarter succeeded and it was because I learned from a failure.