HAST THOU THE WORD? Feisty Goat KS MARCH MADNESS.
Days Left: 21
Amount Raised (Overall): $3,653.00
What’s Left: $16,867.00
What I Wish I Had Known About Running a Kickstarter (in 5 words or less): Weekends are Dead!
I have noticed that people are far more responsive during the weekday. Now I’m sure my population is fairly narrow, but my hypothesis is that many people work from a computer, and therefore checking social media is much more accessible during the actual work-week. I also imagine that for many, the weekend is a time to be away from the computer which may remind them of work.
The most exciting thing about this weekend was that JD from The Mountain Goats retweeted my Kickstarter video! I’m not sure if this will drive a lot of new traffic, but it is really quite a moment for a fanboy such as myself.
We are also at 18% funding. Once a KS reaches 20% it is likely to succeed its funding goals 80% of the time. This is a huge hurdle to overcome, and it’s amazing that it is so close!
Did you know?
Kickstarter is all-or-nothing funding, meaning if I do not get to 100% of my goal, then I get nothing. I think the stress of this fact is helping me focus, but it is also quite frightening.
So what is happening this week?
I am letter-writing, contacting my alma mater, and streaming the Twitch plays pokemon. If you want to help, you can share this post, or just spam the URL for the KS everywhere!
Thanks for listening, and have a good one! #snowday
For more about my Feisty Goat KS MARCH MADNESS.
Quick Stats for Today (Day 5):
Days Left: 25
Amount Raised (Overall): $2,076.00
Amount Raised (Today): $100.00
What’s Left: $17,924.00
What I Wish I Had Known About Running a Kickstarter (in 5 words or less): Find your fuel.
My Pre-Kickstarter Schedule:
I roll out of bed (and away from my wife’s warm, wondrous body) at 5.00am almost every day to work on Feisty to be able to hop on my bike at 7.50am and make it to my job at Student Financial Services by 8.00am. After work at 6.00pm, I have to re-fuel in a big way to even begin to keep my eyes open until 10.00pm to be able to make it through boo-ing an episode of the Bachelor or an impromptu game of Settlers of Catan with folks I love.
This Kickstarter has totally changed all of that. For the past 5 nights I haven’t gotten to bed before 1.30am (and I don’t think that’s going to change). What keeps ringing in my head:
"What is my fuel? Why the hell am I doing this?"
I know that I have to maintain this 5.00am - 1.00am pace until March 24th at 4.16pm when I will be dancing, crying, laughing, screaming, and pulling out my hair one way or the other. So — what is my fuel? What is anyone’s fuel to keep moving towards their dream? What is your fuel?
In every way, coffee is my fuel. It’s the love of my life, the gasoline in my tank, my obsession. I’m possessed in the best way possible and just trying to keep up in a way that will make me worthy of attaining this goal.
I mean, this is hard stuff and right now, it feels terrifying. To meet my $20,000.00 goal and buy The Roaster of My Dreams I need to raise $716.96/day up until March 24th at 4.16pm. At least. What?! Kickstartin’ in madness.
After everything, it was still a low donation day. That doesn’t feel great to think about, but we are still moving forward and I am still fueled by the thought of being one step closer to making my dreams a reality.
Moreover, I think the coolest part of this campaign is reconnecting with old friends. People are hustling to make their dreams happen. Hearing about folks hustle for what they love keeps me fueled up and ready to fight another day.
In the end, I guess that’s one of the most important things we can do, so fight for what you want, own the unique path.
And if you feel so called, help me down mine: http://kck.st/1p93ZXz.