Word of the day: Audacity
*Insolent boldness, especially when imprudent or unconventional
*Fearless, intrepid daring
My mother is here. My hair is pink. Last night I owned my stage for the first time in a long time.
Also last night people kept handing me money for my album pre-order/fundraiser because kickstarter is in bed with amazon payments who do not accept worldwide payment methods. Some people have been able to donate but many have not because they lack a visa or mastercard.
MAJOR FAILURE. Might scrap kickstarter completely and migrate over to a paypal based system. In which case everyone who donated so far would have to re-donate (your cards have not been charged.)
Reasons for migration:
A.) Residents of the UK, EU, and everywhere else in the world would not be LEFT OUT.
2.) Indefinite time line. I'm not a "hard seller" I don't want to send 8 emails, and 65 tweets a day, and go door to door to try to sell my product. I'll do my work, and maybe I should push it more, but I think at this point trying to get another $17,000 in 20 days is perhaps a tad overly optimistic.
Reasons to not migrate:
1.) Kickstarter is a neat idea and the impending end date and threat of receiving no funds may urge people to donate sooner.
b.) If I choose to migrate I could lose some people who change their minds, or just forget or whatnot.
3.) The link to my kickstarter page has already been seeded across the internet and I risk confusing the hell out of people - including myself.
But seriously the non worldwide payments thing....kind of a deal breaker. I am not super famous, but I do have friends and fans all over this lovely planet and leaving them out of the loop seems lame. Lame. Lame. Like a racehorse with a broken leg. You know what happens then?
So weigh in here. What do you think I should do?
And does anyone out there want to intern 4-6 hours a week on this with me?