So yesterday BODO’s Kickstarter campaign drew to a close at 1:00pm GMT, sadly we didn’t make it to the £11,000 target that had been set. The amount we raised was just under half of what we needed, sitting at £5,090 when we ran out of time. Because of the ‘all or nothing’ nature of the Kickstarter platform, sadly BODO won’t get any of that money, and those of you who pledged will not have the money debited from your accounts.
It has only been a few hours since the campaign ended and it is all still sinking in. I am obviously very disappointed that we didn’t reach our target amount and am going through it all in my mind. I know that I can’t let this knockback stop us, or be defeated, but it is all still very fresh at the moment! I keep wondering if there was anything we could have done differently that would have had an impact on the end result, going over and over the various different options I came across during the campaign, but I know deep down that this kind of thought process is unhelpful as no matter how much you think about it, you can’t change the past!
One thing I am sure of though, is that I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated and helped to promote BODO’s cause by sharing our Kickstarter page on their social media platforms. The support we have received both with this Kickstarter campaign and with the Virgin Media #VOOM campaign have been tremendous and I will be eternally grateful to all of those who leant a hand, reached into their wallets to pledge and shared our story with their family and friends.
I also want to show my gratitude to the BODO team who worked tirelessly to get everything ready for our campaign and promote it, we may not have been successful, but people’s efforts have not gone unnoticed.
That’s about all from me this week, I’m going to spend some quiet time digesting all that has happened in the last few weeks and seeing what lessons can be learned from it!
Once again though I want to say a huge heartfelt thank you to all of those who have supported BODO!