Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 11: Sparkling on Indra’s Net

  We never really know the full impact of our actions, why things happen, or all the ways one set of circumstances affects another. Life is like Indra’s net, we are all woven together, glistening reflections of each other. When you touch into one place, like a spider capturing a fly, the entire web rattles …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 10: Interview with Pamela Steele of The Wizard’s Pets Tarot

Pamela Steele is a delightful woman. She and I travel in the same circles, yet we had not met until recently. She is a faery godmother for other deck creators, establishing a group for those who make decks on Facebook, supporting others in publishing their own projects, as well as being extremely successful selling her …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 9: Success is like Roller Skating

I am one week into my 33-day campaign, and it has been an interesting ride since the launch. There have been multiple bee stings, I filmed the Oracle deck at my favorite local haunt called Abandoned Mary House Bones, success is being redefined through roller skating, some hormonal weather hit, I went hiking with goats, …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 8: Launched now! with Technology Tricksters

Classic, totally classic. Right after I finished the earlier blog post this morning, and did one last run through the campaign page, access to the Indiegogo site stopped. It is ending up as HTML, or not even loading at all. Classic. And I wonder if this was to make sure that this was a communal …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 7: Faith, Trust, and the Art of Change

  Its 5:35am, and I have been up an hour an a half, and in theory today my crowdfunding campaign launches. I say in theory because we are not actually in control of the fate our creations. And that said, my human-ego self desires that the project flies out into the larger world today.   …

Anatomy of a Crowdfunding Campaign Part 6: Vulnerability and Surrender

Vulnerability has hit. My indispensable team member, MK Barr and I have been working full-tilt for over forty days, and I have hit a vulnerable place. It’s five days until my launch, and feelings of insecurity are sneaking into my fatigued psyche about how this is all going to go. I am giving this all …