Idea and story, the Kickstarter building blocks
In A Kickstarter’s Guide I argue that the two fundamental building blocks to any Kickstarter project are your idea and your story. Doing those to the best of your ability increases the chances of your project being successfully funded.
Since I wrote the book, I decided to take my own advice and create a project that had both elements. For the past several months I’ve been working on my new project called StreetXSW.
It is a photojournalism project that looks at how, in our over-connected world, our desire to stay connected can sometimes hurt our experience of life.
I spent a lot of time thinking about the idea this project represented and also the best way to tell the story of this project. Creating something that is clear, concise and emotionally compelling is extremely difficult. But I’m proud to say this project is some of the best work that I’ve ever done.
I hope that you will check it out and help spread the word. As with any Kickstarter project it only works if people share and talk about the project.
If you share the project please use the short link as it will help me track the progress of the campaign.
What about those case studies?
I know I still owe some of you case studies. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten. Since there was a hard deadline for StreetXSW I had to focus all my attention on it. I think I needed to take a step back from the Kickstarter’s Guide anyway. I spent almost two months working on it non-stop.
My plan is to resume work on the case studies as soon as the SXSW festival wraps up. I’m hoping to have them done by early April. I think they will be even more useful because I will have be drawing on my experiences from yet another campaign.
I also need to publish the book and get it onto online book stores. Things got so busy that I just didn’t have time to dedicate to publishing.
As always thanks for your support,
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