I am pleased and astonished to announce that I reached my fundraising goal for my upcoming trip to Libya with my Kickstarter project in less than 24 hours. Kickstarter is a much more effective fundraising tool than PayPal. I never raised as much for a trip abroad the old way. Never.
I owe every donor a personal thank-you, I owe some of you a public thank-you, and I owe one of you recognition as the official sponsor of my trip for donating a gobsmacking 2,000 dollars, but if it’s okay with everyone I’d like to hold off on all that until the project officially closes.
Because I’m not asking for donations this time—I’m giving something back in return for travel expenses—you might want to consider kicking some cash in even though my goal has been met. I’m not even in the same time zone as a rich person (there’s hardly any money in journalism anymore), so I can always use a little more revenue. But consider it optional. I have enough to travel now either way.
Thanks again, everybody. Your regularly scheduled programming will resume again shortly.