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07 July 2014 @ 09:52 am
kickstarter: doin’ it wrong  

It’s become clear to me I’m doing this Kickstarter thing wrong. For example, take this guy, who is running a Kickstarter to make potato salad. From a modest $10 goal, he has now reached over $7500.

For my next Kickstarter, I will be making fudge. The challenges will be that I will get fancy chocolate molds and put the fudge into those instead of just a glass pan and cutting it up. I may even get cute little paper wrappers for the fancy shaped fudge. Low-end backers will know that there is more fudge in this world because of them. Mid-range backers will have access to a “professional” video (shot on my phone while I’m stirring boiling hot sugar) tutorial on making fudge. High-end backers will get a box of fudge.

Who’s with me? :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on July 7th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
I think I would donate to this cause. :)
dancinghorse: lolgenghisdancinghorse on July 7th, 2014 01:39 pm (UTC)
I think I will just go and quietly throw myself off the mesa.
kitmizkit on July 7th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I mean, I get it, it's a joke and all and people got behind it but COME ON. #wail
dancinghorsedancinghorse on July 7th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
What You Said. The rest of us might just as well give up. Or take up tatting.
Mary Annepers1stence on July 7th, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
i'd back that! :)
annathepiper on July 7th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
Having had the pleasure of tasting your fudge, I would _definitely_ support that Kickstarter.
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kitmizkit on July 7th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)
i could try a SUGAR FREE FUDGE as a stretch goal :)
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Do it as a publicity stunt.
kitmizkit on July 7th, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
as a response to the potato salad dude or just in general? Author CE Murphy Makes Fudge! like?
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
I guess as a response? I mean, AUTHOR CE MURPHY MAKES FUDGE will be seen as a response no matter what, except 1.) you can get testimonials about your fudge and 2.) it is actually shippable. And 3, people may be interested in tested recipes of weird fudges and you have some experience with that.

If you did, I'd suggest putting the shippable fudge in number-limited tiers though to save your sanity or at least profit from your insanity. Early Bird Fudge, Early Early Bird Fudge, Expensive Fudge, Insanely Expensive Fudge.

Though, I admit one of my first observations to my housemates last night was: this is the kind of frivolous Kickstarter that only a guy can get away with.
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
It is probably also the kind of thing that benefits from impulsivity rather than measured thought.
kitmizkit on July 7th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
I rather like the 'Early Early Bird Fudge, Early Bird Fudge, Expensive Fudge, Insanely Expensive Fudge' tier. Also good idea with limiting those. Also you're right about the impulsive; I should start it RIGHT NOW if I'm going to do it, shouldn't I. :)
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301539769/mums-homemade-fudge Somebody who lacks the proper impulsive spirit while mimicking the structure, and somebody who is going to Lose Money if he succeeds.

I'm sorry I'm such a killjoy.
kitmizkit on July 7th, 2014 04:28 pm (UTC)
You're not a killjoy, you're actually thinking of good ideas! :) Also that fudge looks not as good as mine. :)
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
No, it doesn't really look good at all.
Chrysoulachrysoula on July 7th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you could *cough* potentially offer to hand-deliver fudge to Loncon as... you know... a stretch goal.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on July 7th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Potato salad. Oy.

fudge, on the other hand...
irishkateirishkate on July 7th, 2014 10:32 pm (UTC)