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My first thought is that I have already broken my self-imposed rule for blogging every day. The good news is we gained an extra 3 (significant) pledges yesterday and are now up to 8 % of our target – which ain’t too shabby…

The ‘Beware of the Bull’ notice, posted above, was photographed last August and seems an appropriate response to the number of crowd-funding marketing platforms that we have been contacted by in the last few days!  A positive deluge of new social media followers all promising low-cost promotion, along with potentially tens of thousands of their engaged followers just waiting, hands on collective mice, to pledge endless amounts of cash!

But how many of these services actually deliver? I’m not sure I can answer that; but after initial enthusiasm for the idea I have only clicked on one free link to see if it bears any fruit in the next 24 hours, before committing to their paid service. I’m already a little cynical that it won’t.

When you look at the amount of crowd-funding campaigns out there trying to raise money for all sorts of different projects, I am reminded that our journey was never going to be easy and the seemingly small sum we are asking for could be unattainable. Time will tell of course, and for now I remain cautiously optimistic that we will get to where we need to be through our own efforts…

Please watch the film by the way, if you haven’t already, please consider pledging a few quid to a worthwhile and ambitious project.