I was hinting that I asked already and gave an example as to the challenge of explaining what this is. Fundraising is a very "American" or "western" thing and most just don't understand it in Japan. Tiger was correct.
We are at 34% as of this morning. Had a great weekend! 22 days left and am still nervous. Please help share on every social media. Even if it's just 5 bucks it helps fill the kitty! The 2015 SASUKE Shirts are almost all gone. I may just add the 2014 ones for those who want one from last year.
Edit: Btw for those who were curious: Australia still in the lead with USA right behind, UK, Japan, Canada, Sweden, Belgium and France!
Last Edit: Jan 26, 2015 8:55:47 GMT -5 by arsenette
Nevermind. Seems Reddit isn't interested in you if you are not paid to provide content on blogs.
It's still up but not promoted on their main page like all the others.
Thats because the Subreddit rules clearly say that AMA's aren't meant for crowdfunding.
That's not the reason they said. In fact the crowdfunding is up to their discretion and wasn't a factor. It was because I said I wasn't paid to be a blogger. They were very specific. Seems doing this blog for free doesn't equate to value. However, Lasik Eye Surgery Patient, Deaf Lyft driver, diabetes patients do.
Here's the string of conversation:
Sorry, can you clarify whether blogging about this is your job? Because it's a blog about a TV show and it's not generating revenue. From our wiki Rule #8:
Posts about your experiences on the internet are allowed if it can be objectively determined that the activity is a significant portion of your life, using factors such as income received, time devoted to it, uniqueness and level of creativity, and outside attention it gets.
Seems Rambling Rican doesn't qualify. LOL
In the meantime. Right on top (no pun intended) is this gem that's promoted on AMA.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2015 13:40:13 GMT -5 by arsenette
Thanks to the enormous generosity of a new contributor, it seems I will be going to Japan one way or the other. The cost of the flight to Japan is being taken care of. That literally slashes what I need in half. As a result, I won't be needing the full amount. The current problem is that I can't change the amount of the current fundraiser, nor the type (it's fixed right now). So my options as of now (I am contacting Indiegogo but I know the answer) is to let this one fail. That date is February 16th. I'm working on getting a new one up in February to cover food, lodging and transportation (especially since I have to fly out of a new airport). If the same amount of contributions stay, that means I'll have enough to go to Sasuke this year. Once I have the details set up I'll update the current one.
Excellent. I just heard back from IndieGogo saying that they can make a one-time exception with my old campaign. I'll launch the new one (reflecting the change of the removal of airfare since that is already paid for outside of the campaign) sometime later tonight. The old one will be closing in a couple of days to make sure that those who already contributed will not get double billed. I'll post here the link to the new one when that's up.
Btw just got word that there might be a possibility to get shirts earlier than the tourney. That would be awesome to get them before I arrive so I won't have to worry about standing in line in Sasuke to get them! I'll update the page when I know for sure how I'm going to handle this.
Edit: Yep I can get them before I arrive. I posted an update on the site and replaced a perk. Edit: Geez.. 62% in 24 hours.. holy crap!
Last Edit: Feb 5, 2015 16:50:52 GMT -5 by arsenette
Just to clarify because sometimes I have comprehension problems, due to getting the closure early, funders from the first won't be charged and have to re-donate on the 2nd, right?
Correct. In fact the old one is officially closed and because it was a fixed campaign and did not reach the goal any holds, etc. are lifted and everyone is refunded/not charged. This is a new campaign from scratch so if you wanted to contribute you'd have to do it again but only this one is charged. I also set it to flexible funding to it will be charged immediately if PayPal and end of campaign for credit card regardless if I hit the goal or not. Thanks!