The “Honeypot Floatoshoot” Kickstarter Project ‘awareness party’ at the Globe here in Athens (the first place I ever publicly showed my Honeypots some 17+ years ago) is now in the books. I was thrilled to see several of my longtime supporters helping explain the bigger picture about my little Art Project to the unsuspecting masses – well, maybe it wasn’t that crowded – Thanks Maria Camila for helping me set up and Taylor for being so positive even in light of having to hear the same old stories yet again! And AJ, thanks for the Banner! You are the BOMB! I hope the folks from Asheville (Mountain Lights is the shop there that sells Honeypots) and Louisiana who won Honeypots in the drawing can spread the word as well!
The Honeypot Floatoshoot Project is 37% funded, 43% through the campaign. On the surface it might look look a little sluggish, but it’s not. The total amount pledged so far is artificially low! We have been trying to pull off a local grassroots $1.00 pledge campaign to see if we could fund it with Athens support alone. There are a number of folks that have already pledged (including my Mom and, whether you choose to believe it or not, my Ex-wife tossed in a lot more than a buck! – thanks Ashley you are a true sport) who chipped in $1.00 that would have contributed a good deal more. But those $1.00 pledges, combined with ‘likes’ on the video and sharing-passing it along with a note that it is worth the trouble to pledges even just one dollar, are golden. Every pledge, regardless of the amount, is a vote on Kickstarter in their Popularity engine and increases the visibility for ‘our little art project’! By countdown day 15 (three days from April 18-today) we will begin to recruit those waiting in the wings to pledge more and I will call the 600 or so gift shops that sell Honeypots and ask them to pledge at least a buck. So we’ll fund it. But the ‘one dollar at a time’ way would be more fun!
Twenty five one dollar pledges a day would almost certainly keep us in the 3rd position or higher almost constantly.
Remember, it is that you pledge that counts, not the amount!