I’ve been dissatisfied with how I handled my Kickstarter project for a while.
Several ideas have been kicking around inside my head for a couple weeks, but this morning I got kick in the rear. Mcphill, one of my larger backers, commented on my project, noting that he had heard nothing for several months. He had voiced his displeasure with my progress before too, as had another of my backers. Back then I didn’t know how to handle it, so I did nothing (silly me). This time, I resolved to fix things.
I immediately posted a comment thanking mcphill for the comment, and promised to write an update right there and then. Which I did. In it, I apologized for the lack of contact and progress, outlined what I think I did wrong, and explained how I’d do better from now on.
It felt really good to get it all off my chest. I’ve felt horrible about this for months, but apparently I needed that kick to get me to finally bite the bullet. I’m not proud that that’s what got me to finally do something, but I’m glad that I finally have.
One of the things I committed to do is to get all the smaller rewards out the door within the next 30 days. It’s a pretty scary deadline, but I think I can do it. I might have to take time off from the day job, but I’ll do it.
Speaking of which, I’m off to work at the Asylum now. Wish me luck!