Been wanting this for YEARS.
Long story short, the future of GBXM is a business model built on helping gearheads live better lives by helping other gearheads live better lives. A learning management system (LMS) is the foundation upon which we build that legacy.
I’ve long said business should exist to make a difference before making a profit.
I’ve just put my money where my mouth is. I am SO EXCITE.
And I might have an extra site license or two…
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?
I got a PO box this week.
Next week, I’m filling for the LLC.
It’s funny. GBXM will be nine years old this year. And I’m just now doing this stuff.
For some reason, these have seemed like big, difficult things to do. They’re not.
They’re not even expensive. It’s hard to justify spending money when you’re not making any.
Which reminds me…
After I get the LLC, I’m gonna get an EIN.
And then I’m getting a business account.
Making a difference. Making a profit.
Making it happen.