A Blog Milestone and a Picture

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Two topics, one post. Here we go.

Topic 1

Blog Milestone: As I see it as there are certain stages of evolution that a blog goes through. It works like this with my blog:

A. Someone actually reads it!

B. Someone actually commented!

C. Many people read it and many comments appear regularly!

D. Other blogs and magazines like it so much they copy content from it (some authorized, some not but its all good)!

E. Haters arrive!

Yesterday/two days ago this blog reached a new level of growth, the presence of haters. I see it as a good thing because it is yet another step of evolution. So although of course I wish people respected me for the effort I put into this industry and with my various other activities like this blog, I understand that there will always be haters. I’m cool with that. It is very true in many ways that without haters you’re not trying hard enough or you haven’t reached a reasonable level of success.

To simply my theory on haters, there are two types of hater: A constructive hater and an impulsive hater. I welcome the constructive haters the most because they actually allow me the insight to learn how they think and perhaps if I’m lucky find ways to improve myself within their hate-tinged criticism.  The impulsive haters unfortunately often dont have the care, or perhaps the knowledge to justify their hate and unfortunately I have no method to improve myself or my actions when that style of hating is used. I welcome the constructive hater to the discussion, but I still put up with the impulsive hater as well.

One thing I believe in, and you’ve seen it again yesterday, is keeping open and unbiased discussions. I could have deleted or banned comments/users, but I did not. I could have switched the topic, but instead I delved deeper into it by re-clarifying my perspective for you all to judge me however you will. The fact is, I want a community where everyone has the ability to be heard. The hater in question brought up a very valid point…when negative things are spoken of other companies, its allowed on this blog, so I should allow negative things about myself to be heard as well. Of course I agree with that, fair is fair. I always welcome debate because if the debate is functioning properly then I have a chance to gain new perspective and improve, plus the community can talk more together.

I’m glad yesterday happened. I’m glad the blog reached another milestone. I’m glad that you are all here with this blog as we continue to share ideas about the passions that we love.

Topic 2

Now onto a simply badass picture I took 5 years ago.

ATTKD GT-R

I need to say something. I said it 5 years ago and I’ll say it again now. There is nothing more hardcore or impressive than a car that moves its radiator to the trunk. Any car that does that, to me, starts off at legendary status and then would need to work damn hard to lose it. Seriously, is there anything more hard core than the rear image of this car? I’ll talk another time about the functional benefits of this modification, and I’ll show you much cleaner implementation (top secret nardo supra is the best ever at it perhaps). For now, just enjoy the hardcore.

PS: I have a CRAZY design that I dream of doing on my s2000 with regards to this, but I will never have the money to pull it off.

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