As I enter the final few
days of my first
Kickstarter campaign I
have only one thought,
THANK GOD IT'S
ALMOST OVER! I have
been encouraged by
the outpouring of
support from friends
and strangers alike.
But this is a project for the long haul, loaded with so many ups and
downs... like the stock market.
When i first set up this campaign I thought $3,500.00 was an easy reachable goal and with the initial pledges I was incredibly confident about my chances. The first few days I was blown away by the support, but then reality sets in and you find yourself checking the stat pages and emails every thirty minutes. I went a few days with no support and then out of nowhere I received a few good ones to put myself back on track. Then I would go a week with maybe a $20.00 pledge.
As i entered my third week I pretty much gave up. The key to success in this to keep getting the word out. Every day I would post on my Facebook page about MONKEY SEE... SEA MONKEY I started to feel like all i was doing was bothering people. But then a friend would share my post and then I got $400.00. I'd start feeling good, until...
Last weekend was brutal, so bad I honestly just gave up and began to wave thje white towel. And then I started to feel real bad about it... like I was a failure and that I wasted everyone's time. So for the last four days i didn't check anymore and began my excuse planning.
Then, with four days to go, something happened. I got about $600.00 in pledges and that brought me over $2,000 and now made me feel like I could get the last $1,500.00 by Friday.
Blaaaahhhhhh, this is killing me!
So here I am, about $1,400.00 and about 40 hours to go. Will I make my goal or will I fall short? Either way I need to be happy about the fact that I was able to do this, have a little fun and see what it was like to live on the edge!