Drip-feeding rep from the meta sends the wrong idea.
Spend less time chewing the fat about the site and oil up to get down and dirty with the questions and answers that are to serve as the repository of all that is unholy and cooked.
Post and focus primarily on where it matters, where it's most visible to the drive-by readers and wayward eyeballs.
The metas are there to help you help yourselves in carving it up in guiding the light.
At the end of the private beta phase, your reward is the satisfaction that you were among the first to help push through another potential Stack Exchange site only forever ago sitting in the bowels of Area 51.