Yes, I was nervous and excited when I clicked “send invitations” on the Facebook event I created, a couple of days after getting this site up and running.
This was effectively the first time I have gone “public” with this project. Not completely public really since I sent the invite only to Facebook friends, and only women at that. But it basically meant putting myself out there along with the project.
Initially, perhaps cautiously, the event was invite only, but now attendees can invite others they think might be interested.
Fortunately a very positive response popped up on the event wall within a few minutes and more have been coming every day :)