Hello all you wonderful backers ;-)
I want to say thanks for contributing to our project!! I have learned a lot from this endeavor. I now know that it is crucial for a project to already have hundreds of fans in place before attempting something like this. And I think we set our goal too high.
My research has told me that one cannot easily create new fans during a fundraiser. I had assumed that Kickstarter did some kind of promotion for all projects.. but now I know that is not true. I placed too much expectation on Kickstarter "finding new fans" for me.
It has been an interesting and educational experience. I think the only way we could reach our goal now would be to find a commercial sponsor. Other than that, It would take reaching 6,153 people to give 1 dollar! Or, 1230 to $5, Or 615 to give $10, or 307 people to give $20, Or 154 people to give $40, Or 62 peeps to give $100
Looking at it that way, it seems so EASY.. but in reality.. with a very small pre-existing fan base, it is not easy. Especially for me, with no business training. It's that ability to see ahead that is crucial.. I'm great at fixing what's right in front of me.. not so great at looking way ahead..
My music marketing advise tells me I should be "blogging" daily, or more often!! I have not ventured into that world of "time lost forever" yet. I'm supposed to write about anything and everything and chit-chat to show I'm "human" and then people will say, "oh.. you're human too? cool, so are we! Now we will buy music from you!" Really? is that what blogging will do? That's why I have been Tweeting.. I was advised to connect with other Tweeters and show I'm human! and show them that it's all safe and warm and cuddly/fuzzy to go ahead and like me enough to buy music from me!!
Without blogging/Tweeting.. I'm the same as an anonymous homeless person looking for a handout. or worse! I'm NOT homeless, yet I WANT YOU TO GIVE ME MONEY!!
It's all a brand new world and all the pieces are still up in the air... floating on the high of the maybe.
(yes that IS a cool song title.. "floating on the high of the maybe". and YES that is one of the many new songs I have waiting to unveil someday for YOU backers. the title was blurted out by former NIP Guitarist, Chris Johnson.. and I said, "SONG TITLE!!!!" and one year later.. I wrote the tune.)