Check it out: the Expert Beginner has a kickstarter page! But before you go, if you’re interested in details and some free swag, read on.
The Expert Beginner is Getting a Store…Maybe
People seem to enjoy the Expert Beginner—well, the satire anyway. I imagine they don’t enjoy the real life version, walking around and lecturing you about the proper use of their tortured frameworks. Instead, we’re talking about this guy:
My wife and I (though, mainly her, and thanks to her for all of the hard work on this) have decided to see if people would be interested in adorning themselves or their offices (okay, who are we kidding, cubicles) with themed merchandise.
The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to fund the creation and seeding of an online store that will sell this merchandise. The things we’re planning to stock the store with so far are sticker, mugs, and—best of all– extremely comfortable shirts. Seriously, I actually wear mine on weekend flights, which means it’s pretty much the most comfortable thing I own.
If we’re funded, we can supply this merchandise indefinitely! If not, you might be on your own for making Expert Beginner shirts. (We promise not to sue you if we fall short and you want to pick up the torch.)
The campaign will end January 5th, but if you’d like to contribute, please don’t wait until then. Apparently, projects that gain a lot of interest in the beginning are more likely to be promoted and rank higher in searches on Kickstarter. We ask that you visit the page and donate now to jumpstart the campaign. If you’re one of the first to donate, you have the chance at some early bird rewards, including mugs and shirts given for lower donation amounts.
Again, here’s the link to visit the Kickstarter Campaign Now
There’s also a reward for a $150 donation where you can get not only all the merchandise offered but also an hour on the phone with me to talk about whatever you like. I get a lot of reader questions for the blog, and in general, about a variety of subjects. With those, you’re sort of at the mercy of my natural posting cadence and attention span. With this donation option, you have my undivided attention for an hour, which is even longer than the time I donate at startup office hours.
If you can’t donate any money, you can still help! Please consider sharing this blog post with your social networks by using the usual buttons at the end of the post. And you can enter our giveaway by sharing with your network via Rafflecopter.
Update: I hadn’t recalled that we could only ship to the USA when making this post, originally. Since a lot of people have reached out, expressing interest in these items overseas, we’re looking to add some tiers to the kickstarter that cover international shipping. I will updated you here and on social media when we get that squared away.