THIS was the Day 1 we were waiting for. Day 1 live on Kickstarter!
Actually it’s Day 38. 38 Days before the end of our project. Counting backwards makes most sense. One early backer captured it spot on:
All-or-nothing, $400k in 38 days. That’s ladyballs out.
They are so big we put them on our chests so we don’t trip when we run.
You see right through that swagger, don’t you?
A girlfriend asked me how I was feeling.
“Part relieved (that we were finally live!). Part terrified (holy crap what are we doing?). And this strange feeling of gratitude and responsibility mixed together.”
The combination of “putting it all out there” and “asking” has taken me WAY outside my personal comfort zone. Crowd funding isn’t like pitching investors or like selling a product. It’s making a commitment to your new best friends.
Maybe I am personalizing it too much.
But maybe that’s why we woke up on Day 37 with 90 backers and $20,000 closer to our goal!!
I think today is the perfect time for our first backer update. I am nervous about getting the tone just right, but we’ll learn as we go. Looking at our backer reports, dozens of our backers are brand new to Kickstarter. How awesome. That in itself is exciting news.