The names come in, and I think "Hey I know that guy," or "Wow, she dropped in and decided to back it, awesome!"
I don't know everyone, but most of the names I recognize.
On the one hand, there's a chance the whole thing might start to feel like "oh, it's just my friends chipping in to help," but as soon as I have the thought, I realize it conveys the wrong scale.
Yes, I do recognize many of the names backing the project.
They are from my home town, and my home state, and from Washington, and California, and New York, and Florida, and England, and Scotland, and Belgium, and Iceland, and Austrailia, and Germany.
Many – most – I've never met, face to face.
But they are friends.
They are also customers and fans.
In some cases, they are people whose creative work I have backed in the past. I am their fan, and I do a little internal backflip when I see them digging what I'm doing.
And yet, we're friends.
Those names I don't know? By the time this project is done, we're going to be friends, too.
Creators. Customers. Friends. Collaborators. We're all these things, at the same time.
And that is a hell of a remarkable thing.
Please check out the kickstarter. I'd love for you to be involved, too, and we're very, very close to fully funding.
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5 Replies to “This Kickstarter Project is Funny”
Yes. It's shouldn't be, "Oh, it's only my friends," but, "Wow, look at all these friends!"
My amazing Kickstarter friends – http://t.co/dZw5fpQ6VL
Excellent perspective of things. Kickstarter really is a community of fan/creators backing each other.
What's awesome is for a project to be interesting enough that such a community decides to welcome it, and by extension its creator, into that community.
And there are more sub-communities within the whole. I don't back a lot of inventions, though I know people who do that pretty exclusively, but fiction and games always gets my attention. I'm part of that community. :)
In a way it's very much like the Google+ community. This strikes me as a social network for finding other people who share your passion(s).
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