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    Thread: Kid posts link to dad's car blog on reddit....and it's actually good.

    1. 05-02-2012 06:17 PM #1
      Thought some people might enjoy this, esp Porsche guys on here. The best thing is all the pics are clickable to super high res, great for backgrounds and picking off elements for photoshopping.

      This kid put up a post on reddit about how much time his dad puts into his blog, I wasn't expecting much, but it's a good read with great photos.

      Every night when I come home, I see my dad quietly sitting at his desk working on his car blog (he even made his own neat little business cards!), beaming as he proudly shows me his 50 to 100 daily views. I'd love for him to wake up to a bit more than that as I know how much it means to him!
      http://digitaldtour.com/

      I think I'm in love.


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      05-02-2012 06:28 PM #2
      That's actually a pretty good blog except the front page has way too much content on it. Is the blogger also the photographer? If so, I'm very impressed!

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      05-02-2012 06:34 PM #3
      Link to reddit post?
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    4. 05-02-2012 06:34 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post
      That's actually a pretty good blog except the front page has way too much content on it. Is the blogger also the photographer? If so, I'm very impressed!

      It seems he is a Porsche fanatic and has been taking photos for years. I was amazed to see these super high res 924 pics from 1982 on there. I wasn't even born yet.









      Here is the link to the reddit post for those interested, this guy deserves some credit for all the years of being a car guy and being able to recall the stories from a track meet from 30 years ago.


      http://www.reddit.com/r/cars/comment...y_dad_quietly/
      Last edited by lostmypassword; 05-02-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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      05-02-2012 07:01 PM #5
      This is pretty good stuff.

      As a fellow blogger I can understand that it can be tough to get views... did my part and shared it on my blog's FB and on my own FB.

      I really like this guys writing. You can tell he really lives what he preaches.
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      05-02-2012 07:02 PM #6
      Saved the link to read! Also I love the color of the Porsche at the top
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      Seems like this guy loves to write...and I like to read what he writes!
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    8. 05-02-2012 07:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Saved the link to read! Also I love the color of the Porsche at the top
      Very cool to see that the color was an original 356 color called Meissen blue.
      Seriously beautiful color.


      this particular color had been sourced from Porsches 356 color palette, originally available for the 1957 to 1959 models, and known as Meissen Blue.




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      05-02-2012 07:23 PM #9
      Cool blog.

      He needs to set either a page display limit, or just start manually making pages. Load time on page one was brutal.
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      05-02-2012 07:34 PM #10
      i dig reddit love stories.

      solid blog
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    11. 05-02-2012 07:53 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@bwalkauto View Post
      Cool blog.

      He needs to set either a page display limit, or just start manually making pages. Load time on page one was brutal.
      Are you on Chrome?

      It seems to work best (as does everything) with Chrome.

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      05-02-2012 08:01 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by lostmypassword View Post
      Are you on Chrome?

      It seems to work best (as does everything) with Chrome.
      Two back end tools I use to edit my websites at work prefer IE or Mozilla, so I'm on either one of those.

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      05-02-2012 08:04 PM #13
      It brings a tear to my eye every time I see an older person (by that I mean older than Gen X) using technology to it's fullest.



      EDIT: Wrong body part lol
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      05-02-2012 08:29 PM #16
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      This guy is in for a shockwave of readers.
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    17. 05-03-2012 09:15 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by admiralbabar View Post
      Subscriber number 592

      This guy is in for a shockwave of readers.
      He got to wake up today to 22,000 views compared to his old 50-100


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      05-03-2012 09:19 AM #18
      That's pretty cool. That guys day was made
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      05-03-2012 09:21 AM #19
      In love with the first picture, subscribed to follow him. I had this car in Matchbox form when I was a kid.

      Last edited by clutchrider; 05-03-2012 at 09:24 AM.

    20. 05-03-2012 09:22 AM #20
      That was a solid blog, mad propz yo!

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      05-03-2012 09:23 AM #21
      He has GOT to set up post "previews," with major content after the jump, or at least look into some kind of thumbnail system. The main page slowed my whole browser down. I'm at work and bandwidth is throttled pretty badly. I do like the lack of pagination, with an Ajax call to load more posts instead, but it only exacerbates the above.

      Having said that, this is WAY cool. Thanks for sharing, I'm sure the guy's thrilled. If only Google Reader hadn't been blocked here at work. I think that'd be the best way to follow his blog, or through some other RSS reader.
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      05-03-2012 09:24 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by cryption View Post
      That's pretty cool. That guys day was made
      Hah, yeah. I smiled. Good stuff.

      And that blue Porsche up top with those wheels looks incredible.

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      05-03-2012 09:27 AM #23
      We need to post a link to this thread in the blog comments - or e-mail it to him.

      Maybe we can get him to post in here and tell us stories
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      05-03-2012 09:38 AM #25
      I don't see an RSS feed to follow, only email subscription.

      Anyways, here's the RSS: http://digitaldtour.com/feed

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      05-03-2012 09:51 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by lostmypassword View Post
      He got to wake up today to 22,000 views compared to his old 50-100

      Wait a minute! I know this guy! He's a regular at C&C! I chit chat with him about cars every single weekend.

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      05-03-2012 09:55 AM #27
      Here's that Meissen blue 911 Turbo: http://walters.porschedealer.com/new...01308/info.php

      They also have a Riviera blue 911 GTS: http://walters.porschedealer.com/new...19773/info.php

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      05-03-2012 10:14 AM #28
      Ahhh I was going to make a thread about this yesterday.


      Excellent blog.

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      05-03-2012 10:26 AM #29
      awesome blog!
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    30. 05-03-2012 10:30 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Here's that Meissen blue 911 Turbo: http://walters.porschedealer.com/new...01308/info.php

      They also have a Riviera blue 911 GTS: http://walters.porschedealer.com/new...19773/info.php
      Holy god that Meissen blue turbo is perfection, the espresso interior is subtle and perfect for that exterior color.

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      05-03-2012 10:37 AM #31
      Hoping someone can explain to this old dude what Reddit is, or is about. Is it something to do with those weird drawn characters that pervade the interverse?

      Props for a Porsche blog!

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      05-03-2012 10:43 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by RabbitsKin View Post
      Hoping someone can explain to this old dude what Reddit is, or is about. Is it something to do with those weird drawn characters that pervade the interverse?

      Props for a Porsche blog!
      You don't need to know what Reddit is (and don't worry, I have only the faintest idea)... just click the link in the OP for the blog. It's well worth the click.
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    34. 05-03-2012 11:18 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by RabbitsKin View Post
      Hoping someone can explain to this old dude what Reddit is, or is about. Is it something to do with those weird drawn characters that pervade the interverse?

      Props for a Porsche blog!
      Just think of it like a forum with a voting system. The more popular the post, the more votes it gets, the closer it gets to the front page, the more views it gets.


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