KICKSTARTER UPDATEon November 20, 2009 at 7:21 am
Since I didn't mention it on Wednesday, I wanted to check in with everyone and remind them about the Kickstarter fund raising campaign for Theater Hopper: Year Three. Pledges have slown down a little bit and I want to make sure we haven't lost the momentum that we built up last week!
I notice that a lot of people have been pledging on Friday's. I don't know if that has anything to do with people getting paid, but I thought I would just float that out there. If you think you can pledge $5 from your paycheck today, that would be awesome. You can always increase your pledge later!
I've been trying hard to maintain a level of engagement surrounding the project by posting updates on the Kickstarter page. If you haven't been reading them, it's a good way to stay connected without me having to badger everyone on the homepage.
Most recently, I posted a video update where I discuss the mini grant I applied for from the Iowa Arts Council. I submitted my proposal before I heard about Kickstarter and I got my notification letter this week. If you want to know the outcome, you'll have to watch the video.
I'm also taking suggestions on topics to address with my Kickstarter updates. It's kind of hard to do actual "updates" because the book is already finished. So it's not like I can post something telling you how "I've written commentary for the first 50 comics and I only have 100 more to go!" All of that work is done. The book is ready. I could have it sent to the printer today, you know?
If you have questions about the book that you would like answered or have suggestions to help me promote the book, leave your comments on the Kickstarter page.
...or here, too. That'll work.
Someone had the simple suggestion that I need to be a little more aggressive about how I promote the campaign here in the blog section of the site. They advised that I need to put Kickstarter updates ABOVE the main blog post so you are at least giving the Kickstarter updates a cursory glance.
It's a good idea, but I don't want to do that if I don't have to. I'm trying not to be to overbearing. But at the same time, the closer we get to the deadline, the more paranoid about it I'm going to get.
There are 41 days left in the campaign. Please consider pledging today. Thank you.