Mighty Life List
Feb 12 2013

Camp Mighty 2013! You Should Come

Camp Mighty tickets go on sale today! I’m so excited about our plans for next year I’m having trouble sleeping at night.

Remember two years ago when I asked you guys for help building a community and a place for us to meet up? And a bunch of you said No Facebook!” and I thought “…uh.”

So we built Go Mighty instead. And we started Camp Mighty so we would have a place to see each other in real life.

Camp Mighty 2012 Sizzle Reel from Rcom Creative on Vimeo.

This year I saw Emily Winfield Martin speak at (the fantastic) XOXO, and she said something I haven’t stopped thinking about. She was a blogger working in a video store, struggling to become an artist. Gradually her readers began purchasing her work on Etsy, which allowed her to drop shifts until she could make art full time. She said:

“We live in a time when any misfit can make a job for themselves with bravery and hard work — emphasis on hard work. The alchemy that makes your thing real is the audience. It’s like the Velveteen Rabbit, ‘Love makes you real.’ It may sound dramatic to say about your readers or customers, but they make you real. They make your imaginary thing real.”

I couldn’t have said it better, Emily. Many thanks to you guys for helping me make my things real.

We’d love to see you at Camp Mighty. So come. You will like it.

8 Responses to “Camp Mighty 2013! You Should Come”

  • Kayjayoh Says:

    I don’t think that this year will be a possibility (though it breaks my heart to say so) but I’m going to start planning for next year. And perhaps I will bring my sister along with me.

  • Stella Says:

    I’ve always loved the idea behind this, but right now, I can’t even dream of it. I lost my main gig this week, so now I’m hunkering down, making plans to make things happen. I hope I get to cross off some things from my own Might List during this unemployment break!

  • Jennifer Says:

    I’m blown away by the amazingness of that graphic every single time I see it.

  • Maggeh Says:

    @kayjayoh Next year. And lots of campers bring sisters and moms. I like that.

    @stella Rooting for you, and glad you have the energy to hunker down. Fingers crossed that you’ll make something even better and more lucrative happen.

  • Laura Trevey Says:

    Just signed up, can’t wait!!

  • Brittany Says:

    I am going to ask my husband if this is possible…again. It would be such a blessing to be with such a fantastic group of people.

  • Stella Says:

    Thanks, Maggie! You’re awesome.

  • Elizabeth Says:

    I’m totally going, and pretty stinking thrilled about it too.