Hi, everyone! After months of contemplation, we finally launched the KickStarter page for the project on Tuesday. It had reached a point where I had to stop worrying about number crunching and statistics, and just actually do it! So far, you guys have exceeded my expectations. In less than three days, we reached half of our first goal of $400!
By now, you probably know how the project will work. But you may be wondering how this fundraising thing works. In order to explain why we set such a low goal, I’ll include an excerpt from the project page:
Nashville is my current city, and northeastern KY is my hometown. Therefore, no extra funds are necessary to cover those interviews. Destinations closest to me will take top priority, so we can make the most out of the time and money we have. So why did we only set a $400 goal? Because that’s how much it will cost to travel to the closest town (Atlanta) for our first group of interviewees. If we don’t meet our goal, we don’t get any of the money. But with KickStarter, there’s no limit to how much we can surpass our goal! Therefore, the more money raised, the more towns we will be able to add to the itinerary.
So you see… $400 is a great first goal—but it’s not our only goal. The further we surpass $400, the more stories we will be able to tell. Sure, even if we only get to film in Nashville, northeastern Kentucky, and Atlanta, we will still have wonderful content that I will be proud to present. But how much more amazing will it be to hear countless voices from all over the United States?
This is a project I truly believe in. And thanks to you guys, I am now hopeful of its success. Please, please, please share this project with as many people as you can, and as often as you like. We are making great progress, but we need to maintain this momentum. If you have questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to get it touch with me.
Thank you guys so much! I’m looking forward to the possibilities. Until then, have a wonderful weekend!