The first three days   

<p class=”Post1827737″ data-conditions=”[{“has_liked”:true}]” data-render=””\nLiked\n”” data-evaluation=”false” style=”margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;”>

<p class=”Post1827737″ data-conditions=”[{“!has_liked”:true}]” data-render=””\nLike\n”” data-evaluation=”true” style=”margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;”>

 Like

 

This is my first ever Kickstarter project. In the first three days so far, it has felt like having a last minute baby! Lol.

I saw the kickstarter promo a week ago for the allinone campaign. At the same time I was working on a video for Christ in the Wilderness Retreat which they could use as a tool to help raise funds for themselves.

I had been wanting to try a kickstarter project for years now, but never felt I had just the right project… until now.

Raising funds to help create the promotional video and fundraiser concert for Christ In The Wilderness suddenly seemed to make complete sense. I love giving of my gifts and talents where I can. And I have found that there are some costs which need to be covered that are also open door opportunities for others to play an interactive role in the project too. So I felt I would give Kickstarter.com a try and open the video completion process to the world. Thank you to the donors thus far! Wow! I was so excited to see that first and second email come in telling me you had made donations to the project. I was over the top excited! Totally made my day! Thanks also for helping get the word out and spreading the news to help me accomplish my goal within this week. I have 4 days left.  to raise the funds.

A Funny story… sort of… in my push to get the word out onto Social Media immediately after launch…. I thought I would send special invitations to my friends on Facebook to start with. Unbeknownst to me, Facebook made some changes to the site the night before. When I sent the invitation, somehow, rather than individual invites sent to my friends, it instead created some sort of giant room filled with people from the general public. I could not figure out how to delete and start over. Suddenly the anger began to appear on the message screens by people who I didnt know but were somehow in this chat room.  So I apologized and sent a help request to Facebook to shut the room down.

To make it worse… or better in a funny way… I was sending the apologies by typing from my cellphone because of the urgency, I couldnt get back to my office pc to fix the mess. My cellphone had autocorrect on. So when I typed in a copy of the email I sent to Facebook, for the chat room members to see,  so I could let everyone know what happened and what I asked Facebook to help with….. autocorrect kicked in. And before I could catch it with my fast finger typing…. It corrected my spelling error to a word that wasnt ok. I meant to type in “I asked Facebook to shut the room down.” But autcorrect retyped it as ” I asked Facebook to shit the room down”. Oh my goodness! How embarrassing. I could have crawled into a hole. It seemed like people were already mad at me and this only would have made it worse. I feared the backlash… but instead I received responses that showed tears of laughter as they laughed their heads off reading it. I didnt catch how funny it was until someone pointed it out to me. I havent stopped laughing since. I am so grateful there are kind hearted people with humor and higher perspectives in this world that offered me a way to get through a tough situation with dignity grace and style. Thank you to all of you!

    <p class=”Post1827737″ data-conditions=”[{“has_liked”:true}]” data-render=””\nLiked\n”” data-evaluation=”false” style=”margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;”>

    <p class=”Post1827737″ data-conditions=”[{“!has_liked”:true}]” data-render=””\nLike\n”” data-evaluation=”true” style=”margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;”>

     Like

    Barb Sorensen likes this update.

    Advertisements