1/31/11

1000 Posts!


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!

25 comments:

  1. (Applause, applause, applause!) Well said, sir! Now....where's the party, dude?

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  2. Congrats! Quite a milestone and I have enjoyed them all. Keep 'em coming!

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  3. Congratulations! I wish my blog were one tenth as awesome as yours. Thanks for everything you do!

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  4. Way to go, Man! 1,000 posts and still going strong!

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  5. Congratulations! You have an amazing blog.

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  6. Heh, at first I thought the guy in the photo was Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation. Here's to 1000 more.

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  7. Congratulations, the blog is fantastic and very well written by someone who knows his retro stuff. Keep up the good work!

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  8. Someday, you will be a major source for academics. Is that a good thing?
    RetroHound.com

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  9. Congratulations on getting one grand! Here's to the next thousand and beyond, may they be fun, enjoyable and educational as the first!

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  10. Congratulations! Keep on trucking!

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  11. Congrats, almost to 1,000 followers as well!

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  12. Congrats for the staying power. I'm approaching 3 years on my blog and sometimes it gets to be a grind.

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  13. My family & friends always thought I was a bit of an oddball for my memory of all things '70s, and just when I began to question my appreciation of the era I found this wonderful site--I spent a good 2 weeks in the summer of 2009 just gulping down the mountain of stuff Gilligan had already posted! Congratulation Gilligan & thank you for being the best damn site on the internet!

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  14. Congratulations! You do a great job with your blog. I'm stating the obvious since having nearly 1,000 followers already tells you that. Keep up the good work.

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  15. Wow! I'm only at 150..someday you'll have reveal (if you haven't already) what size airplane hanger you keep your material in, and where you got it all. I hope to be reading this when you've made it to 2500 and beyond. Blog on! you crazy diamond!

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  16. Keep on keeping on! Great work. It surprized me that it doesn't take much of your time... To go through piles of magazines, to scan, to come up with an idea, to write... Great if it comes off easy! Thanks for this great blog!

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  17. Thanks to everybody for the kind words. We bloggers need positive reinforcement every once and a while. Much appreciated.

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  18. Congrats and thank you for all your amazing blogging! You truly are an inspiration!!!

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  19. Congratulations, Gilligan!

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  20. Congratulation on this fine blog, as thought provoking, enlightening as it is entertaining!

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  21. Read you nearly everyday. Keep it up!

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  22. Congrats on 1000 posts! I've enjoyed reading them, and been inspired by them on my own blog - here's to another 1000!

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  23. Congratulations! I'm a new follower and LOVING your blog. I'm always trying to sneak in blogging time because it's 'ME' time. My hubby doesn't understand and thinks that I could be doing something more constructive..... like cleaning... grrrr... So annoying as he doesn't see watching tv as a waste of time..... THAT I do not understand. It (blogging)is a harmless and FUN hobby and I'm hoping to get more into it this year. WELL DONE! :)

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  24. Caligari:
    i discovered your blog few weeks ago
    and i watch it everyday.
    more than wonderful
    more than gorgeous
    number 1 !!!!!

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