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We have to get to $55,000....I want Raven's book!
 
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If everyone gave 34 more dollars we would blow past 100,000!!!  And of course the more people that are backers the less that amount would be.   If we get to 2000 backers it would only be 25 more dollars.  Or if everyone found 34 people to give a dollar that would work too :-)
 
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Yesterday Paul and I did another live youtube thing where we read chapter 30 from our book and talked about wofatis and natural building. There were people in the chat from all over the world, which was pretty cool!

 
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Upped my pledge. It's not much but every little bit counts, right?
 
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I just heard from Tracy. She says she already has 35 new drawings done! And more on the way!
 
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Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:I just heard from Tracy. She says she already has 35 new drawings done! And more on the way!



WooHoo….will be even better!  I love Tracy's art!!!  I'm going over to boost my pledge too....inspired by Molly Kay
 
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Bam...done.  We're at $51,084 now!  

Just $3,916 to go for us to get Raven's book now!!!
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Bam...done.  We're at $51,084 now!  

Just $3,916 to go for us to get Raven's book now!!!





$51,084!




 
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To go to the kickstarter




CLICK HERE!





 
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1500 supporters just hit  :)
 
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Does anyone know if it makes much difference to be one of Kickstarter's "Project We Love" projects?

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005135214-How-does-my-project-become-a-Project-We-Love-
 
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Out of curiosity, what are people’s plans on how they are going to share and disseminate the copies of the book they are getting?
 
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Bryan C Aldeghi wrote:Out of curiosity, what are people’s plans on how they are going to share and disseminate the copies of the book they are getting?


I'm getting two hard copy books and plan to keep one to share with family and give the other one to our local library.
 
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Bryan C Aldeghi wrote:Out of curiosity, what are people’s plans on how they are going to share and disseminate the copies of the book they are getting?



I have a few people who seem interested in permaculture, to one degree or another.
I plan on loaning them copies.  If they like they book I will offer to let them keep it and get myself another.
 
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Greg Martin wrote:Does anyone know it makes much difference to be one of Kickstarter's "Project We Love" projects?

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005135214-How-does-my-project-become-a-Project-We-Love-




I think that in terms of being visible to people on kickstarter, being a "project we love" is the single most important factor. Unfortunately they do not seem to love our project.
 
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$52,084!





 
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Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:

Greg Martin wrote:Does anyone know it makes much difference to be one of Kickstarter's "Project We Love" projects?

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005135214-How-does-my-project-become-a-Project-We-Love-




I think that in terms of being visible to people on kickstarter, being a "project we love" is the single most important factor. Unfortunately they do not seem to love our project.



We all love it Shawn!!!  Looking at the elements they list that they're looking for, you guys definitely have some of those nailed.  I'm guessing the stretch goals must help, but I'm betting not having them all spelled out could be problematic for Kickstarter staff.  (though I get a kick from your place holding comments)
 
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Greg Martin wrote:1500 supporters just hit  :)



Wow!  That makes this kickstarter my third all time best performer!

#1:  BWH 2022
#2:  RO  1647
#3:  BWB 1500

And we're not even halfway done!

 
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Greg Martin wrote:Does anyone know if it makes much difference to be one of Kickstarter's "Project We Love" projects?

https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005135214-How-does-my-project-become-a-Project-We-Love-



It makes a HUGE difference.   I wish we qualified.   I wish I knew why we didn't.   With eight successful kickstarters, you would think I would get a little bit of love.  

What stings more is that today is the day we celebrate earth day, which is what this book is really all about.   And we don't even get onto the kickstarter environmental page:

https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/tags/go-green?ref=discovery_overlay

I feel like somehow I'm on the kickstarter Inc. shit list or something.   I've never gotten the "love".  Maybe there is a note on my account that says "this guy is fat, and our kickstarter policy is 'no fatties,' so make sure we never give him love."


 
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CNN: QUIZ ON THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO CURB CLIMATE CHANGE

My first post...not sure where to put this but it dovetails nicely with the book so here goes.  Take this quiz on "The Most Effective Ways to Curb Climate Change" on the link below!!!   I'm curious how everyone might perform, particularly the book's authors ;-)   I thought I was fairly educated on the matter but didn't do nearly as well on the quiz as I expected, at least according to the answers provided by Project Drawdown.

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/04/specials/climate-change-solutions-quiz/
 
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CNN: QUIZ ON THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO CURB CLIMATE CHANGE



I could record a 20 hour podcast on how the questions are wrong and how the answers to the questions are wrong.
 
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Yeah, I see what you mean, Paul. The biases are pretty evident, and in my opinion the focus too narrow to produce any useful conclusions, where the point isn't missed entirely.

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Great ... glad you looked.  Makes me feel a little better because I was surprised I supposedly missed the mark so many times.  I think it'd be a great podcast topic or post to do some educatin' with all that free time you have.   BTW for anyone who hasn't read Joe Romm's Climate Change book, it's a real eye opener.
 
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I wish I knew what makes something "popular." We've got more backers and more funds raised than many of the "popular" kickstarters.

We're on the third page of "most backed." When going to publishing, we're third for "most funded" and second for "most backers." I don't understand why we're not "loved" or have much "magic"...

 
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Bribes.

-CK
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

I feel like somehow I'm on the kickstarter Inc. shit list or something.   I've never gotten the "love".  Maybe there is a note on my account that says "this guy is fat, and our kickstarter policy is 'no fatties,' so make sure we never give him love."



Nah....can't be that.  Permies, from all our members on up to our top leadership are inherently loveable!!!  I'm thinking that this is pick the lock thinking time, and since Permies are also hyper-intelligent puzzle solvers we can put on our collective thinking caps and perhaps figure out how to get through the maze to the cheese!

So here's one of the lines from Kickstarter about what they want:  "These projects usually have a super crisp project page with a clear description"

I really think that that could be code for needing everything spelled out.  Are you guys close to updating the last of the stretch goals?  Maybe having some unknowns in there would cause Kickstarter staff members to say....dang, I want to love this project, but I can't.  

Anyone else see anything else from the eyes of a Kickstarter staffer that might not quite meet their love standards?

Here's their criteria link:  https://help.kickstarter.com/hc/en-us/articles/115005135214-How-does-my-project-become-a-Project-We-Love-

Hopefully the key one isn't what Chris said!  Saying that makes me wonder, though, do they need to see something that they think their boost would have the strongest lift effect for?  Cause they get a cut and that might be the biggest motivation they have for boosting a project.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:I wish I knew what makes something "popular." We've got more backers and more funds raised than many of the "popular" kickstarters.

We're on the third page of "most backed." When going to publishing, we're third for "most funded" and second for "most backers." I don't understand why we're not "loved" or have much "magic"...



Here's my take.

Kickstarter makes a touch of capitalism available to the little guy.
Permaculture by its very nature just doesn't look or sound capitalistic.
So the kickstarter staff just don't GET IT.

It would be like a guy dressed like a hobo walking into the home loan office of a bank.
The home loan officer just wouldn't take them seriously.

That's my opinion.
 
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We are over half way to the next stretch goal!
 
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While I admit that social media is rather lousy when compared to the forums here, there might be avenues where we could spread the word about this book to both unlock more stretch goals AND build a better world! (And not even trying to go for that ever elusive "projects we love" annointing!)

Soo...if you do Facebook, if you could like, comment, and share posts about the book at:
Paul Wheaton Fan Page
Permies.com Community Page

If you do YouTube, if you could like, comment, and share videos about the book at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/paulwheaton12/

Also, I thought this video seems like a good tie in to the book! And if you were at all able to find my comment with a link to the book (look for my green leaf avatar and jocecampbell) and like that comment on the video on YouTube, that might make a difference, too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk
(Leaving as a YouTube link, and *not* embedding the video so hopefully you could go to the link and like my comment there about the Better World Book - or add your own!)

Paul's Twitter account is fairly neglected, and the images are a bit wonky, but it's here:  https://twitter.com/paulwheaton.

If I figure out some Instagram things, I'll update this post about that, too.

 
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$53,129!








 
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Done! Shared all links on Facebook.Posted a comment on the video too. The first of my friends who can only swing $1 or $5 (and share the post with their friends) I will give them an ebook or physical book, whichever I have left after one of each for me, andt  4 for some local county libraries..  I believe they will see the benefit to the $10 or $15 level (or higher!) themselves, to get all the goodies that come with those levels. I am at Glory level, and am saving  up  to increase it to PDC & ADC level before the end of the Kickstarter.
I also sent an email to Treehugger. I have been reading their newsletter since they started. They share Kickstarters all the time. I know Treehugger was suggested to Shawn when he was asking for places to share the Word. Will it help if the readers and supporters of all these groups start reaching out (poking) them to share this brilliant work?

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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:While I admit that social media is rather lousy when compared to the forums here, there might be avenues where we could spread the word about this book to both unlock more stretch goals AND build a better world! (And not even trying to go for that ever elusive "projects we love" annointing!)

Soo...if you do Facebook, if you could like, comment, and share posts about the book at:
Paul Wheaton Fan Page
Permies.com Community Page



I'll add too that from observations of what happens with my FaceBook posts, when more people like, share, and especially make comments it seems to "reactivate" a post spreading it to more of my "friends".  I believe initially FB only puts a post out on a limited number of friend's news feeds.  Activity seems to determine whether it goes to more or not.  So I just liked and commented on some of Paul's posts.  If anyone wants to make a comment on the one I did for the book I suspect it will reactivate and go out to more people as a more popular post, probably being more effective than making a new post at this point.  As we get closer to the end of the kickstarter I plan to make another "last chance" type post.  Here's a link to my post.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218672467541140&set=a.1220243384516&type=3&theater
 
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Now 603% funded.

 
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Thanks for all the likes and shares on Facebook everyone! That seemed to be a nice boost! (Time will tell if it actually meant more backers...we'll see.)

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$54,049!








 
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oohhhh!  Getting closer!

 
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Paul and I have just opened a poll to help us decide on the next stretch goals!

Go here to vote:

https://permies.com/t/110459/World-Book-stretch-goal-apple
 
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 I knew it would probably slow down some in the middle and will hopefully pick up again closer to the end.  I have been putting the link out whereever I can think of.  Some seem really excited by it but so many just don't get it.  They have no concept why they would need this.  Or think it doesn't apply to them.  But then these are the ones I want to reach. Just not sure how to get them interested without turning them off if I post it too much.  
 And little do they know but some will be getting a book anyway since I will have many to share LOL.  I may not be able to make them read it, but at least the ideas are there ticking away in the back of their brains. :-)  
 
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We are only $336 away from the next stretch goal!
 
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