I'm finally back at my desk after travelling to the conferences last week. An odd thing has happened whilst I've been away: I left behind a half eaten bar of chocolate, which has now magically become a full bar! It's hard to express quite how much of a heart in the mouth experience these final days are proving to be. We've had some more lovely lurkers join us - people who've been watching the project from afar for a while and who are now on board. We've also had some great instant action folk, including one man who saw the project on twitter, exchanged two tweets with me and then backed it instantly - so impressive!
If you're friends with the project on Facebook, or follow my tweets, or Linkedin updates, or were waiting for an update, you might think I've been a little quiet over the past two days. Perhaps you've wondered whether I've fallen asleep at my mobile desk. Well I promise I haven't, I'm working hard; the days run out far sooner than I wish they would. Last night I gave up at one thirty in the morning and even then I hadn't done everything I'd wanted to do - the blog did not get updated, I'm doing that next after I've updated you guys.
So what have I been up to? Well I have a couple of possible big backers and I'm doing my best to round them up. One of them is very keen but has rounding up of her own to do. So my days are being spent participating in what I can only describe as herding. I have a mental image of these large lumbering slow benevolent creatures, and a little tiny me buzzing around their ankles. I think they're heading in the right way, but I don't know if we'll make it in time. They could save the day, or they could meander off in the other direction.
[The image attached to this message is from http://www.heybrian.com/travels/kenya/amboseli.php I'd be the bird by the back ankle!]
This morning one of you popped up and pointed out something else that's worth getting excited about. Kickstarter browsers can 'star' projects. You 'star' a project if you aren't ready to back it now but might want to look at it again in future. Anyone who has starred the project will get an email 48 hrs before the project ends reminding them that we're here. So hopefully we'll have a few stars along for the final two days.
It's all very exciting and it's great to be sharing that excitement with you!