Meanwhile, GBXM is silent…

What if I started doing something like these for GBXM?

Call ’em “The Daily Gearhead” or something?

Writing these little dailies helps me work through things and get them out of my head. It’s also an important exercise in developing a daily writing habit. So I’m really making an effort to stay on top of these this year.

Meanwhile, GBXM is silent.

The original idea was to only publish when we had something significant to say. And I STILL think that should be Rule #1. But consistently publishing things on a consistent schedule over time is proven to be one of the best ways to build an audience.

I decided to press myself to do three pieces a week—something new, The Gearhead Project, and something updated from the crates. Every week. And then the site crashed, I got a nasty letter from the IRS, and put over 40 hours into Fezzik in a single weekend.

Maybe it’s residual sleep deprivation. Maybe my mitochondria are still pissed about the lack of sleep last weekend. Maybe I’m full of shit, but I feel like the new stuff I’ve been running on GBXM lately has been too scattered.

It’s also been a bit on the long side. So I’m thinking it might be worth doing a Daily Gearhead over there. Simplify things. Resonate. Generate more engagement.

But how would I differentiate between that and this? And would the subscribers approve?

I’d still get into the deeper stuff, but this would mean greater consistency. It might also help people better identify with the dream behind Gearbox Magazine.

Before I email the subscribers to ask, anyone reading this have any thoughts on the subject?

Thanks.

You never go “Full Pajero.”

But that’s what we did this past weekend.

I left work Friday, drove straight to Josh’s place in Mesa, and had dinner. And then we began removing Fezzik’s tired, leaky, smokey engine.

As usual, Fezzik drug his feet. We broke the last of the bellhousing bolts loose a little after 3AM Saturday morning. After a quick strategy sesh, we called it a night.

By 10AM, we were caffeinated and back at it in the shop. The engine came out soon after.

We pressure washed this. We painted that.

Due to a slightly confused part supplier, the heads weren’t ready, so we had to make a run up to Keith’s shop of Mitsubishi wonders to finish and clean them up for final assembly.

I thought we’d have the new engine stabbed by sundown Saturday. It was mostly assembled on the stand by 3AM Sunday morning when we decided to hold another strategy sesh and get Sunday scheduled.

I’d planned on being done by Sunday morning, allowing for some much needed sleep, breakfast, maybe even a brief trail run before getting home to V&P sometime between noon and 3PM.

You know, because it was Mother’s Day (and V is a Badass Mother).

Josh and I got Fezzik running again around 11PM. After the test drive and cleanup, I hit the road for home. Only took about an hour.

I finally crawled into my own bed at 1:39AM Monday morning.

My alarm went off at 5, 6, 6:30.

We went “Full Pajero.”