Well, I suppose it is time to break the silence and address my crushing Kickstarter defeat.
As you probably know, about two months ago, I started a fundraising campaign on the website Kickstarter to get funding for a web series I would like to do highlighting things to see and do in central Japan.
My goal was $10,000, but we barely went past $1,000, which disappoints me for several reasons but I won't get into that here.
I wanted to take some time and thank everyone that had the confidence in my ability to do this project to donate some money. Most of the donations that came through were quite larger than I expected and that 11% or so that I did reach came from a very small group of backers. To those of you who pledged, thank you very much! Although I failed the campaign and ended up with nothing, I will try again in the coming months, only I'll be much more successful next time.
Thanks also to those who used their online presence to spread the word about the project. I hope that I can return the favor in the future, if need be. All anyone need do is simply ask.
I'd also like to address my very long silence from this blog. Truth be told, I've been avoiding writing anything here because I haven't had anything to write. I've been swamped with school projects and work and other non-Kickstarter projects that are eating up the rest of my free time. Hopefully I can show those off in the near future.
Anyway, where does that leave us? I was banking on readying myself for a wicked awesome trip to Japan two months from now, but now that I'm penniless to do it, looks like I shall continue with my education for the time being. I might try for something that coincides with my Summer break, but I'm not making any promises. I still have to pay the bills, after all.
Once again, I'd like to thank those who helped with my campaign and I hope that I will receive the same support for any upcoming future projects.
As for the future of this blog, I'll leave that open to suggestions. What would you, the viewer, like to see highlighted here? Japanese lessons? Cooking recipes? Videos of me reviewing Japanese games? I'm open for anything so just let me know and I'll try to get it done.