It's Time to Celebrate!
Well, 2010 is just about over, and, looking back, it's been a great year for Retrospace. There's been a lot of changes over the past year, and this last post of the year is my chance to brag a bit, so permit me to boast a little.
Recently, Retrospace added a podcast to its growing retro media arsenal. It's fairly new, and I'm still getting the hang of it, but I think it'll be a great addition to the Retrospace Universe.
The Retrospace Tumblr blog, Retrospace Zeta, continues to grow with almost 4,000 followers. It's not always PG rated like this blog, but it's still a lot of good natured fun.
Believe it or not, the Retrospace Flickr photostream are the most trafficked of them all with nearly 11,000 hits every single day!
But what about the main Retrospace blog? Well, things have been going well here too.
Big surprise, my spanking women post from 2008 is still the most popular page. You've heard me rant about this numerous times, so I'll spare you this time.
The top labels were: Retro Ads, Mini Skirt Monday, and Foxy Ladies (another big shocker)
Oddly enough, the top keywords (besides "retrospace") were: "jabberjaw", "wonder twins", "anitra ford", and "sears catalog". Go figure.
But, by far, my greatest pride is the time people spend on this site. It's not one of those sites that gets a lot of hits due to deft keyword placement and PageRank optimization; instead, it gets a lot of hits and people tend to stick around and explore. The average time someone spends on Retrospace according to Google Analytics is 3 minutes. It doesn't sound like a lot, but in the world of web pages, that's fantastic. That tells me that people are interested in the content, and that's what keeps me happy.
What are the plans for 2011? Mainly, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. However, I'd like to continue to expand the sharity. I get a lot of satisfaction in sharing magazines, comic books and music from my collection. I think there's a lot to be said for digitally preserving these old items that would otherwise be gone forever. God knows, a library or museum isn't going to give two shits about an old crochet leaflet or a 1972 Sears Catalog.... so it's up to us to preserve them.
And last but not least, I'd like to give a sincere thanks to the readers of Retrospace. I'd love to say that I'd do this blog even if no one read it, but that wouldn't be honest. I get a lot out of the fact that lots of people will enjoy my posts, and I really do love to read the comments. As I write this, there's over 900 followers and 2,049 subscribers, and I am appreciative of every one. Thank you for coming, and have a Happy New Year!