i’ve always had a lot of feelings. they seem to just come flooding into life – impossible to cover up or keep myself dry with any sort of “keep out” or “I don’t care I’m trying to be cool” attitude. an on-going, never-ending roller coaster of emotions. and i seriously hate roller coasters.
i think when you’re in high school – and even for most of college – you can typically get by with the idea that although you are feeling so many things you will one day, “figure it all out.” a few years ago thanks to a couple cynical relatives i realized that this was total crap and not only was i never going to figure it all out – i was always going to feel like this.
it was right around this time that i also started drawing. it was all about being a smart ass and trying to make my friends and family laugh – often times when things were really sad, but also when they were happy. i guess in hindsight recognizing that i am probably always going to have all these crazy emotions also reminded me that i can grab them by the balls and try to turn them into something i enjoy.
it’s a work in progress – but cheers to hoping we can keep making stuff that makes us all feel a little bit less crazy.
we all need help every once in awhile, you feel me?
it’s been a crazy week! between the excitement of launching the campaign and trying to keep up with outreach, i’m happy it’s the weekend. more time to draw, and more emails to send.
a weekend update with some kickstarter insiders:
kickstarter is really cool. it gives you all sorts of analytics and cool information on your campaign so you can see where your donations are coming from. it’s hard to track and analyze data after only 4 days, but it still helps.
here’s some snippets of what it shows me:
(this shows that i’m already 62% funded! crazy.)
kickstarter also shows me cool information on where my backers are coming from. whether they were referred from kickstarter, through external search, or direct traffic.
i set up my kickstarter url with a bit.ly link – so you can just click: bit.ly/ifeelweird (rather than… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1630774234/i-feel-weird-a-book-of-drawings-by-georgia/dashboard)
bit.ly is also really cool because you can track the link, to see how many clicks it has gotten:
(so i’ve gotten 378 clicks total, mostly on launch day.)
i can then compare that with how many people watched my video:
it’s nice every once in awhile to try to take an outsiders perspective on all of this data so i can focus. it pushes me to continue to move full speed ahead on outreach and trying to expand my audience.
i still have more to raise! and i still have a lot more books i want to get out there.
I just launched a kickstarter campaign to self-publish a book of my drawings!
You can check out the campaign here: bit.ly/ifeelweird
thank you so much in advance for your support! please share it with anyone who you think might like it.