Making Stupid “Mistakes” (…And Trying To Learn From Them)
So I launched a NEW Kickstarter project yesterday evening...
...and I cancelled it this morning.
Because, well, I didn't listen to you (yes, YOU .....the person reading this blog right now!).
I offered up the Double-Ended Titanium Carabiner here on this blog ...and only a handful of people ordered one (which was lucky because I only had 10 available).
Here's the kicker:
I should have paid attention to those sales (or lack of them) ...because it told me that there was just not enough interest in that product to continue.
I did, however, continue with it and launched a Kickstarter last night - which, by the morning, had just 18 Backers. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY appreciate the support from these Backers ...but sometimes a product/project is just not viable.
A good Kickstarter project would have had something like 50 or 100 Backers by the morning ...not just 18. So, regretfully, I pulled-the-plug on it and cancelled the project (I am in contact with these Backers to help them get the "Double Dangle" Carabiner though).
Long story short...
I'm going to listen to YOU more (and, hopefully, I get more feedback from you ...good or bad).
So, starting RIGHT NOW, I'm going to show more projects ...and at an earlier stage too (usually I'm kinda reluctant to show you the ugly and crude early stages - but I think I need to!).
To kick this off - let's talk about the...
Titanium Hobby-Blade Knife
This design is around 60% complete (hell, I screwed-up the machining and it won't go together with a blade in it).
I'll show you what I have so far ...and, depending on the comments (if any), this will help decide if I pursue this ...or move onto the next project.
Like I said, it doesn't go together in its current stage - but the photos below should give you an idea of what I'm trying to do :-D...
A lot of the products I've made (perhaps even most) were done because I received solid interest from you.
And, likewise, I've continued on and made a few products where there was not much interest on this blog ...and, predictably, not many of them sold.
So I'm here now, trying to learn from my mistakes, and to listen more to YOU and your feedback. 🙂