Today is my Birthday! It is unbelievable to me that I have lived to see this day after where I was 2 1/2 years ago! Some people fear the day when they turn thirty, but I am more excited about it than I ever could have imagined! I remember when I did not know if I would walk or talk again. I hope that I get a chance to see this Kickstarter campaign lift off this month, but I admit that I am a bit nervous about it. Kickstarter is a bit of a gamble because, if the goal is not reached, the money is never debited from the backers, and the project is deemed unsuccessful. At the same time, I am very hopeful. So many have contacted me for help through my blog, and I am truly humbled. There is a big picture that is for the greater good of helping brain injury survivors everywhere.
When I began writing my blog, I did not know the power of what I was doing. I have seen how blogs are able to change the world by spreading stories and ideas across the world, but I did not know what on earth I was doing. I have always liked to create things, and I am uncomfortable advertising what I create… The project of the book I am writing is my dream at this point. It is what I need to do to recover, and to help others to recover.
I have never been much of a marketer past designing a web page, and in order to raise this money, I really need to “crowd-source” through Internet marketing. Since my brain injury, creating my blog, and trying to become a source for TBI survivors (or other disabling neurological conditions), I had to learn what I could about social media in order to get my story out there and available to others facing similar troubled circumstances. I am alive, my brain functions, my friends and family are incredible, and I am studying what I love in order to assist others towards a productive recovery.
It looks like the most successful Kickstarter campaigns are the ones that are relentless. That’s what all of the “crowd-sourcing” papers and most of Kickstarter success stories imply is the way to go. What I need is a team that could share my material all day while I make new material to flood tomorrow with. I NEED YOU ALL! I need people that get social media. It seems so self serving when I post my own project, and, while it would benefit my goals, my goals are focused on the big picture of helping brain injury survivors everywhere. I don’t want to annoy people on one end, but if a mild annoyance is done in an attempt to accomplish what may be an extremely important contribution to TBI resources and a greater understanding of the brain, I will do it. Please support this project, even with a dollar or two. Every little bit helps, and it will not go unnoticed.