I somewhat expected to reach the 10,000 views mark sometime in mid-March, just before the one year anniversary of my blog, but I got a very recent boost… In the past few hours, I have gotten a MASSIVE amount of views linked from REDDIT. While I can appreciate the use of social media to spread something around, this method can also mean mass ignorance when people do not dig up a little more on their own. I say this because it has happened a few times before.
At the time of writing this, from the 600+ people who clicked the link, only 17 clicked to learn more about the car itself. I know, people are busy, I am too so I can understand that. You can have your opinions, good or bad, that is not in question here, but please do not throw your ignorance around if you don’t know what you’re talking about; do not assume things, take time to educate yourself, try to grasp the involvement and personal effort I’ve put into the project. That’s the only thing I ask. Remember, I’ve built it for myself and not for anyone else. If anything, I challenge you to do the same and go make your dream(s) a reality with what you have. That being said, I can answer short questions if need be (depending on how much I receive), so please use THIS CONTACT FORM.
I also feel important to point out that, before today, 85% of my visitors in the past 3 months actually came for my Group B Shrine. I feel honored that I was able to share my passion for that rallying era with other people. It is an important part of why Wabi~Sabi is how she is today. I sincerely hope that it is up to everyone’s expectations concerning the amount of factual information that can be found within. However, I do, at times, add my own spice to it. I recommend that anyone who loves rallying make themselves acquainted with the period. I will continue to stride to finish my shrine as time and my health will allow it.
As always, I also wish to thank my previous IWSTI readers, although you count for only a small fraction of the views, for your continuous support and following. The main ambition when I started my blog was to create a better place for you guys to understand my madness and passion for all that I do. However, this blog will always remain dedicated to Wabi~Sabi first and foremost. It is more than her specs and details; it is the story, the journey…
For me, these 10,000 views are more meaningful than the 240,000+ I have accumulated on IWSTI in the past 32 months. As you know, I’ve always doubted the validity of the view count on there, but in here it’s all real (albeit I can admit that some wind up here by mistake). Time is precious and I can only be humble in the fact that you decided to spend some of it in my “cyber dwelling”.
My Best Regards,