Shareholder Approval Rating

Posted on May 14, 2019


It’s been a good year! Take a look at my just released Annual Report and let me know if you’re bullish or bearish on the next one.

2019 Annual Report

Last year my approval rating was an incredible 89%. That was a real improvement from 2017 when it was just 34%. As always, this is when I’m asking for true accountability and to get your perspective.

As always, vote based on your true feelings and give feedback below.

This vote will end on May 19th.

No - 109.0

Lewd 38.0
jmikeye 29.0
hoytster 12.0
gwguffey 8.0
egli 7.0
Chappz 6.0
EyeScream 5.0
cjb 3.0
Gary Pratt 1.0

Past Discussion

Gary Pratt (1.0 shares, voted no)
This project has not turned to be at all what I expected. The issues put up for vote are, in my opinion, silly, since none of the votes are intended to generate revenue which would affect the value of the stock. I quite frankly don’t see the point of any of this. The About page says “It’s not about generating profits, particularly, although that will likely happen”. I see no likelihood that it will ever happen. I totally understand that this more of an arts project, but I don’t think it’s accomplishing its mission of capitalism through community. Please note that there is no link to withdraw funds, only deposit. That in itself is telling.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
Hi Gary, thanks for the feedback! As for the deposits, sorry it's not automated, but it's very easy. As it says on that page, just email
mathowie 💯☕️ (200.0 shares, voted yes)
Oh no, you left Sandwich! I had no idea. Hope things are going ok on the job hunt, lemme know if you need any intros anywhere.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
Thanks @mathowie, yeah it was a little sudden, but I'm really excited about a few projects I have in the works!
Vampyre (1.0 shares, voted yes)
Mile this is a very interesting project. I watched it for a wile before I bought my share.
Zach (5.0 shares, voted yes)
I've been a shareholder since your article appeared in The Hustle. Throughout that time, I've noticed a few things that leave me with high hopes and a bullish perspective: 1. Consistently maintaining this project and holding yourself accountable 2. Making measured progress in areas of focus, especially those where you aim to improve yourself 3. Prioritizing the most important things first (e.g. putting energy into your spending and eating habits before focusing on Snacker or PTPH) The recent departure from Sandwich initially left me with some doubts. However, the annual report has me sold. You are proving, yet again, that your potential outweighs any setbacks regardless of their magnitude. 2019-2020 will be a banner year for the KMikeyM enterprise.
Mike Merrill 🎖🌮🌴
@vampyre Thanks for joining the team, let me know hoe I can convince you to buy more shares. @419 I will definitely toast to a banner year.
krickeyb 💯 (365.0 shares, voted yes)
Wow what a year kmikeym! Again, lots of big moves in your life and I’m excited to be a part of them. Wins: - Enjoyed the bracket style road trip voting. - Really like this new annual letter. Hope one day it gets to Berkshire Hathaway annual report status. - Definitely felt like more votes have been happening, emails have been great and I don’t think I’ve missed any recent votes. - kmikeym feels much more accessible these days (hoping to get that coffee badge soon) Loses: - -23.76% return for 2018 (6.65 5/18 -> 5.07 5/19) - Lots of activity happening “behind the scenes” on weejee and changemap. These are hard for new stock holders to find out about, and we could be missing lots of participation. Why can’t we get some updates to the kmikeym website with links to these tools, maybe a new onboarding “How to Be a Shareholder?” that walks people through how to join these other areas. - Some really vague votes like “Shareholder Equality.” Would love to see votes have clear plans outlined vs. votes that are more for showing support of an initial idea. - No clear goals on expected number of votes per year, how regular, etc. I’d love to see some clear goals for these in 2019. - Still no wind down for SnackerNews. What about Flippa? I’ve used it before to sell sites I no longer want, and have purchased sites from it before as well. I just quit my job to be “creative” as well. Hoping to see how we both do and where we end up on the other side. This it a tough choice, I’d love to give 50% of my shares for yes and 50% of my shares for no. Do I think kmikeym could be doing better? Yes, and thus a “No” vote. At the same time, there has been lots of improvement and I’m still bullish on my position so I will go with a “Yes.”
krickeyb 💯 (365.0 shares, voted yes)
Also quick second Gary on not having more options for depositing.
jesserifkin ☕️ (1.0 shares, voted yes)
I approve. The votes have been coming at about the optimal frequency: about once a month, enough that it's something to look forward to it, but not so frequently that it's inundating. Plus Mike met up with me in person in March when I visited LA, which he didn't have to do. The only real downside is the share price is down. But I've lost less than a dollar since I signed up in December 2018, so how bad is that really?
Nick Mershon 💯 (426.0 shares, voted yes)
Mike, Happy birthday! The year was mixed, but overall I'm excited to see where this goes! Your report was laid out with a plan in mind and I think you're concentrating on things that matter. I agree with some of the concerns voiced above specifically with the other sites and tools that you are using. I'm not sure how interactive you want this to be, but a dashboard type set up with your happenings and access in real time would be amazing. I am voting yes with all of my shares. I believe in you. If you're looking for a new job/contract or FTE let me know and I'll reach into the network! Cheers to a great 2019! HeHateMe