My most ambitious undertaking yet: #nlgs18 starts TODAY

Perfection is the enemy of done.

In the last month, I’ve bought an LMS, finalized a list of 50 summer activities, expanded it to almost 60, installed a forum, connected that forum to the LMS, spent a full week troubleshooting login/permissions issues, and lost track of everything I’ve done regarding email list segmentation.

And I just sent an email to… to… shit. I don’t even know how many people have signed up to play as I type this just before midnight last night. Guess we’ll find out.

If you’re a gearhead like us, I think you’ll enjoy this game. It’s the most ambitious thing I’ve ever done online. It’s going to run all summer long—three months—and it starts today.

Join us –>

T-minus 2 days to #nlgs18

So busy I almost missed three days in a row!

We’re up to something like 60 special activities for the next level gearheads this summer. I’ve got some placeholders stood up in the LMS and Google Drive. Only about three actually have content behind them, so I’ll give you one guess what I’ll be doing with every minute of free time between now and Thursday, when this thing officially launches.

Yeah. I’ve got a literal shit-ton of copywriting to do in the next 48 hours.

But I’ve also got to do the following:

  • Build out the sub-forums & connect to the activities
  • Pre-populate those subs w/ conversation starters
  • Figure out the easiest way to get players access
  • Email the players basic instructions by TOMORROW NIGHT
  • Check on our magical scoring box

It’s gonna be crazy. But it’s gonna be awesome.

Here goes nothin’

3 strikes, 2 little sleep, 1 ancient aliens meme

Whatever. It’s Friday.

3 strikes

The lowest price isn’t necessarily the best deal. Except when it’s a small, local company, they’re 20% cheaper, AND offer a lifetime warranty (versus the competition’s 1-year offer). EXCEPT when it takes three separate trips out because they had the wrong part the first trip, they were missing required supplies the second, and did a sloppy job the third.

2 little sleep

Waking up at 5AM. I made it 11 days in a row. By choice.

But I read an article suggesting showing up to work on less than five hours’ sleep was no different from showing up drunk, so when my alarm went off at this morning, less than five hours after I went to bed, I decided to sleep in until 6AM. It helped.

1 ancient aliens meme

Jeremy and Phil have been helping me test #nlgs18 this week. Jeremy’s finally in, but Phil still isn’t.

Which I don’t understand, considering I set them both up the same. Or did I?

Confirming players can get in is pretty important, so this will be figured out quickly.

Jeremy suspects it was aliens. He’s not saying it’s aliens (but it’s probably aliens.)