The author of this blog, that has been linked and quoted a few times in Disaffected Musings, wrote this today, “Once again there’s nothing I see that stimulates me to write; am I running dry, is there no news of note, or is everything happening just a reprisal of what I’ve commented on before?”
I feel like that more times than I want to admit, like today. I worry about keeping the content fresh and interesting. I worry about the mix of automotive and non-automotive content.
The automotive industry push to electric vehicles has removed a large source of material about which I could write. Sorry, but I really think these cars will lose differentiation, even more than has already been lost. General Motors has already committed to one platform that will underpin basically every vehicle they produce.
Although I have very strong opinions on some events outside the automotive world, I’m not sure my writing about them is productive, other than venting. Also, after more than 1,160 posts and almost 600,000 words, what else can I say?
I did post less often in June and July than had been my norm. I averaged 24 posts per month the last two months compared to 30 posts per month for the previous three. For that and other reasons, the number of blog views and visitors were lower than in previous months.
This blog will never make me rich, but has been a good outlet for me. I think, though, I have reached a point where I have lost direction. I think I may reduce output to 15-20 posts per month and write when I want and not feel obligated to do so almost every day. Of course, I have thought that before–even if I have not written it here–but almost always wind up in front of my computer writing something almost every day. I wonder if that’s a manifestation of OCD?
David Banner (not his real name) has asked for photos of the engine work recently completed on my Z06. As I wrote to him in the comments–I plead with those who have not done so to submit thoughtful comments and to read those submitted by others–the engine bays of modern automobiles are cramped places that are aesthetically unappealing. For example, I could only really see the new headers from the drivers side.
What I did write, and will almost certainly do soon, is that I will make another recording of my car starting from cold. Gee, what I won’t do for my readers…
Below are two photos I just took that attempt to show some of the changes. Good luck discerning them…
This photo attempts to show the new ceramic coated headers on the drivers side. A picture from the passenger side is not really possible.
This picture shows the new auxiliary coolant tank for the larger heat exchanger for the supercharger. Like I wrote, these pictures are really ineffective.
If sometime in the future I decide to have more work done, one of the upgrades could be a larger supercharger. (Hey, I’m a poet and I didn’t know it.) I hope the new heat exchanger would be sufficient for a new blower.
Well, I managed to write 500+ words again even though I didn’t think I had anything to say.
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