Hey Everyone! How's your spring? And how was winter? And fall? Oh boy, it has really been a while, hasn't it?
First, I want to say that I am very sorry for the radio silence. I know that if I were you, I'd be upset at me. I hope you will accept my apology. I really am very sorry that I dropped the ball. Each one of you is responsible for making this thing so silly and so special and you all deserve to be updated regularly until all rewards have been delivered.
The last six months included fulfilling the shirt and hat reward for most of you, enjoying the holidays and then trying to get back to work and regular life. I meant to post an update way sooner, but never felt like I had any news to share.
So, without further ado, here is where I think we stand today on rewards:
"I will say your name out loud while making the potato salad."
"You will get a thank-you posted to our website."
As a web developer, I am ashamed that I haven't just done this yet. Very sorry that this is still not done. I would like to get this done by summer.
"Receive a photo of me making the potato salad."
We are still figuring out how we want to do this. This could either be a postcard sent out by a mass-mailing company or a photo sent through email or posted to the website. Obviously a postcard is preferable, but I'm not sure it is going to be feasible. Please let me know in the comments what you all think!
"Receive a bite of the potato salad"
The hat and the shirt
Everyone who filled out the survey prior to the end of November should have received their hat and their shirt. I am planning another round of deliveries before the beginning of summer. If you paid for a shirt, hat, or both and have not received your item(s), please leave a comment on this update.
The recipe book
This is the big one. I am in the process of agreeing to terms on a proposal with a creative team that will be producing the book. They will handle recipe creation, food styling, food photography and book design. I'm very excited about it. They are a talented group and will do a great job with the parts of the book I don't know how to do. There is currently no timeline, but I will announce one as soon as we have an agreement.
Thank you all so much for continuing to leave comments and message me. Sometimes messages can slip through the cracks. If you don't hear back from me, please feel free to yell at me on twitter. Twitter is also where I announce things like speaking gigs, where you can yell at me in real life!
TL;DR: Thank you all again. I will be delivering all owed rewards. Please contact me (comments, messages, twitter, real life) if you think I am missing anything.