Episode 265: Here’s A Step Forward

Daniel and Manton celebrate Manton’s successful Kickstarter debut, speculate as to whether he should have offered higher pledge levels, and consider the benefits and challenges of receiving feedback from potential customers who don’t understand your product yet. They close the show by discussing the value of taking time to promote your work and get to know people face to face in user groups and other social settings.

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  • Timetable – Manton’s short-format indie “microcast.”
  • Indie Microblogging – Manton’s successful Kickstarter campaign.
  • Micro.blog – The microblogging service Manton is launching soon.
  • I’ve Left Twitter – Lindy West’s article about leaving Twitter because of its low community standards.
  • The Crazy Ones – Jason Kottke pitches readers to support him at varying monetary ranges.
  • Typed.com Campaign – IndieGoGo pitch from Dan Counsell which yielded $120K.
  • 512 Pixels – Stephen Hackett blog on which Manton purchased a Micro.blog sponsorship.
  • Austin WordPress Meetup – Manton’s local opportunity to meet with other blogging nerds.
  • How I Built This – NPR podcast featuring an interview with children’s toy makers “Melissa & Doug.”
  • IndieWebCamp – People-powered campaign to promote individual-owned web content.
January 4, 2017 at 9:37 am.