Shut Up and Take My Money

The growing popularity of sites like Kickstarter and Subbable gives creators who are connected to their audience’s interests an opportunity not available to those who are not. While there are obvious potential problems to this system, I think the possibility of transferring creative power from bottom-line-driven executives to passionate creators is an exciting phenomenon.

My reaction poem today is for all the projects that 1. would not exist (or would not be as well made or distributed) without crowdfunding and 2. make the world better for having been made. I have listed some of them in the tags but there are many, many more. Feel free to add to this list in the comments. I’m always interested to see what other people are excited about.

Shut Up and Take My Money

interrupted speech
unnecessary sales pitch
trust without seeing

separate bodies
audience and creator
form aligned passions

our creative reach
turns faceless commerce into
shared camaraderie