Maybe we could make it simple. If there are two choices ,one could make 20/100 of your fans to donate and the other could make 30/1000 of your fans to donate, then what would be your choice as a well known writer?
And try to imagine in which scenario Vitalik would feel more rewarded?
A. Finish “Soul Bound” then get donated if someone love it.
B. Share a brief idea of “Soul Bound” with a pre-donation link on twitter and get donated finally both from pre-donations and additional donations after “Soul Bound” is published.
Why not just leave the concept whether it is a donation or crowdfunding aside first ,and take more focus on the key user story (the blank is the measure taken to achieve the goal ):
I can _____________ so that I could feel more rewarded
There is a chance to create a popular tool rather than a mediocre tool
This project is for the first scenario, Vitalik wants to finish “Soul Bound” no matter whether there will be income or not. He just wants to finish it, and after it’s done, Vitalik would feel rewarded enough.
BUT, there is a very easy way that they can put a QRcode on the web page for donation. Maybe someone will give a donation, maybe no one, but they don’t care. If someone give, they will be happy, that’s it.
We can see plenty of the requirements from the first scenario:
https://yilinhut.net/2022/08/02/8583.html This guy likes writing, and he wrote a lot of articles, he doesn’t tell his readers the idea first, and asks them to make a donation then after reaching a number to start writing. He just wrote the article and put a QRCode on his blog. That’s it.
What you have mentioned also reminds me of a product https://gitbook.cn/, they provided a crowdfund writing feature that shares an idea first after got enough donations, and starts writing. But after a few months, seems no one uses it anymore.
Records are left on the chain based on donations and bounties.
lenster already has a relatively mature product.
and,I think there is no more space for tool applications on the main Ethernet, and the cost of using tool applications will not survive on the main network. The only way to engage in the layer2, and then tools to be user-friendly (to attract web2 users), you have to break away from the Ether eoa account system. Such a layer2 has starknet and fuel.