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On Kickstarts and Finish Lines:  What a Difference a Year Makes!

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On Kickstarts and Finish Lines: What a Difference a Year Makes!

Exactly a year ago, you held the fate of a dream in your hands. We were asking for $40,000 to fund our moonshot. And in Kickstarter, if you don't reach your campaign goal, you get nothing. Now, remarkably, we are feeling the gravitational pull of the App and Google Play Stores.

Without you, we'd have never gotten our time-traveling machine off the ground!

No one's taking anything for granted, but a year on from our Kickstarter launch in May 2015, hosted by Julie Gribble and KidLit TV, we wanted to pause for a moment, take stock and recognize all of you who shared the vision strongly enough to reach out and help us cross that first finish line… before we cross the next one — toward which we inch closer every day...

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Kickstarter Case-Study: Maintaining Momentum in the Murky Middle

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Kickstarter Case-Study: Maintaining Momentum in the Murky Middle

It was an amazing, exciting, incredible first week!

We had a memorable party to kick it all off at KidLit TV in NYC, which we can all now relive here.

We reached 60% of our pledged goal in 6 days!

Now we enter the campaign’s inevitable “murky middle."

This is where many campaigns, even those with great head starts, like ours, often derail. You’ve dropped your pebble into the pond and captured the attention of those in the first ripple: your nearest and dearest. Now you need a way to keep the ripple expanding, beyond your immediate community of followers and friends, to theirs...

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SAVE THE DATE * SAVE THE DATE * SAVE THE DATE

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SAVE THE DATE * SAVE THE DATE * SAVE THE DATE

I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME AND TEAM TTT&T ON

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

You're the first to know: We’re going for it. Finally. There’s still a long way to go before we achieve a thriving and successful venture. But after years of foundation building, we find we can't truly grow without capital.

So we’re organizing a crowd-sourced funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise money for the production of the next Story App Tour to be released by Time Traveler Tours & Tales.

I'd like to say: “We’re kicking off with a Kickstarter campaign,” because of the fun alliteration. But it feels more like we’re taking a plunge, because of the inherent risk. To be honest, this adventure is super scary most times (especially at night when I'm tired and still haven't managed to reach the end of the to-do list). But each morning I wake up and dive right into the task again. Why?

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