I am ecstatic over the news that MAKING HISTORY has exceeded 50% of its funding goal! AND it's on PAGE ONE of the "Popular Now" campaigns on Indiegogo in the writing category!
I can hardly keep up with the pace of things. Last night funding was at 51% and now it's at 56%.
It was the best news I'd had all day because yesterday was an exhausting day. At one point I thought that this website had crashed! Meanwhile I realized that I'd need to work with at least 5-6 different people to create step by step instructions in Chinese explaining how to contribute to the Indiegogo campaign online. This will involve not only some translation but the creation of infographics and buttons, and the finally the assembly of all these things together in an easy to follow format. I was hoping to get all this done by November 25 for the last month of the crowdfunding campaign. The hope is that this will make it easier for people in Taiwan to donate.
In other news, I created a Facebook page last night called The Story of Su Beng where I will share updates specifically related to the progress of my project to document the life of Su Beng. Now in less than 24 hours there have been over 500 LIKES of the page!
As the crowdfunding campaign progresses, it's much like like watching a documentary unfold, you can't write or script this stuff, and you never know what is going to happen next.
Every step of the way there's been a lot of work behind the scenes reaching out to key people and organizations and then there's been several enhancements to the crowdfunding campaign. First we added Chinese subtitles, and now infographics and Chinese instructions on how to donate are being created.
I only know that we have gotten this far and I can and must do everything in my power to make my crowdfunding goal.
It is incredible how the momentum has been building with the MAKING HISTORY crowdfunding campaign. This campaign has truly taken on a life of it's own. It's all being documented here and definitely going to be a chapter in THE ACCIDENTAL BIOGRAPHER, a book I'm going to be writing about my experience of being Su Beng's Biographer. The ebook version of the book is being offered as one of the perks for a contribution of $40 to the Making History: Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign.
What's next? I've been invited to speak about The Story of Su Beng at the New York Taiwan Center (137-44 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354) on Wednesday, December 4 from 7-9pm. More details to will be shared on this event soon!