Yeah, Kickstarter is really more effective if you're already big/successful. IE, you might not need Kickstarter ;-) But I couldn't get pretty much ANY sites to cover Blight (one or two very generous small blogs), didn't get much response on forums, and did pitifully with an alpha release attempt.
I really hope your project keeps going! It looks fantastic. Blight will have to wait for me until I can get something else successful--I simply don't have the money to get it done in a reasonable amount of time (thus why I needed funding :-P).