“That’s what’s great. There are these totally unexpected things that just go nuts. It just clicks with the Internet, people get excited and suddenly this person’s life is changed. It literally happens every day. It’s totally wild.”—Our man Yancey Strickler talking restaurants and Kickstarter with Eater
“Watching a steady stream of “You have a new backer” alert emails announcing that friends and strangers alike believe in you, want you to succeed, and want to be part of the thing you’re doing is pure magic.”—Elly Blue, who’s run 15+ projects on Kickstarter, made a list of the five things she’s learned along the way. (Source)
“I would say that for me, of theater and dance and music and poetry and film, the world I’m closest to is the world of dance. I find the impermanence of dance is deeply moving.”—Composer Philip Glass, on why he often writes for dancers. (Source: Dance World)
“Build to-day, then, strong and sure,
With a firm and ample base;
And ascending and secure
Shall to-morrow find its place.”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, born on the 27th of February in 1807. From “The Builders” (full text here).
“The beauty of Kickstarter is that it’s not only a pre-order channel - it’s a creative process for both project creator and backers. Talk to your backers. Understand what they are looking to get. Take them on a journey.”—Linda Liukas, creator of Hello Ruby, on how to think about and organize your Kickstarter project. The full text is over at her blog, and it’s well worth a read!
“All that mattered was that Bill Murray was talking directly to his fans in a manner that was funny, smart, charming, and at times even mildly revealing. It was, in other words, precisely what fans wanted from him.”—The Dissolve on Bill Murray’s recent AMA. Take note, people!