On certain milestones like this I can't help but take a little time to celebrate, pat myself on the back and thank you readers. What started as something to kill time during a lunch break in the Summer of 2008 has somehow managed to continue steadily to this day. I've averaged over 30 posts a month with very few short throwaway ones, and I wouldn't even want to put a number on the amount of time that's been invested into Retrospace.
But I don't regret a single minute. It's been a great hobby - it's cheap, an excellent creative outlet, and doesn't take too much of my time. I don't really make that much money off it - just enough to cover my Rapidshare, Flickr, Usenet, etc. accounts to keep this blog rolling along. I could make a great deal more, but I think advertising can really get in the way of the enjoyment; so, I've stuck with just the two ads in the sidebar (which you should click on every day if you like this blog at all). When money is offered, I like to send it out via contests.
Some might consider blogging a monumental waste of time, but they'd be wrong. If it's something you enjoy and it's not hurting anybody, then it's never a waste of time. I feel fortunate that the things I write are read by hundreds of thousands of people across the world - it's an amazing thing.
I also find it rewarding to resurrect things from around the 1970s which might otherwise be forgotten. Someday there'll be a name for it (like pop culture archaeology) and it'll be a highly esteemed and respectable science. Until then, however, I'll keep grinding away at Retrospace as long as you're there to read it. Thanks for dropping by, and I you're still around for post number 2000!