Everything New is Old Again

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Well, after some issues getting logged in after moving the blog, I am wondering about starting up again. Any comments? Thoughts? I’ve got quite a bit to start posting, between albums, magazines, and the boxes of junk I’ve collected. What do you want to see? More history of the items? Info? Stuff for sale? Absolutely nothing looking like it’s for sale? Thoughts on history, TV, movies, music?

I’m also considering moving back to blogger since some idiot stole retrohound.wordpress.com and I can’t figure out how to get wordpress.com to use retrohound.com. Blogger will let me do that. Any thoughts?

Trying this again!

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Someone has stolen retrohound.wordpress.com, so I’ll see if I can get this linked to retrohound.com to keep it easy.  I can’t get a hold of my server guy for my old blog so I don’t know if I’ll be able to move any content or if I’m starting over from scratch.  I’ve got so much stuff to post, but not nearly enough time, but I’m ready to give it a go again after not posting since January.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you like and don’t like as far as what I post, the layout, etc.  Thanks!

Regularly Scheduled Postings Shall Return Soon

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Hello all. If you happen to be a follower of this blog, then you know I haven’t posted in a while, but will get back to it soon. I feel the magic returning. Thank you.

In the meantime, check out my Letterboxd and my Tumblr. Letterboxd is for movie stuff and Tumblr is just pictures. Tumblr is cool in that I’ve already got a bunch of followers, but I don’t like that there are no comments or ways to interact with the people. Not that I get many comments here, but I like the option.

Anyway, thank you and good night.

If Netflix Breaks Next Week, It’s Probably My Fault…

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I’m trying an experiment with Netflix. In my disc queue I’ve got 441 titles. Several have a status like “very long wait” “long wait” or “short wait” on them. Today as I looked at my queue, the top 5 had some kind of wait status. So I put them all at the top with “very long wait” then “long wait,” then “short wait.” A few of them changed status as I was moving them around, and a few have changed in the few hours since, but basically, I now have numbers 1-23 at “very long wait”; 24-54 at “long wait”; and 55-127 have “short wait.” So we’ll see if this is too much for Netflix to handle and if they grind to a halt. If we all did this, then perhaps we really could create some havoc!

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RetroHound is 5 Years Old!

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Stolen from Pintrest http://pinterest.com/pin/123989795961898118/

Five years ago today, November 9, 2008, RetroHound’s first post went up! And we’re still here! In all that time I’ve never gone more than a week without posting (ok, sometimes an 8-day week). Hard to believe I own this much crap and there’s so much more! Other than albums and an occasional piece of ephemera, I really haven’t bought anything collectible in 25 years.

Stats:

RetroHound’s either had 493,523 pageviews or 407,517 (depending on who you believe, Worpress stats or Google Analytics respectively). Averaging around 550 views per day (average grows every year), with a total of 224,000 unique visitors. Most of my traffic comes from search engines and most of that seems to come from image searches. Not much of a surprise there, as I don’t usually post much in the way of text. Retrohound ranks pretty high on an awful lot of searches and that really pleases me.

Struggles lately:

I hope to keep this thing going for another 20 years or more. The wind’s been taken out of my sails lately though. With Webshots closing, most of my pictures will disappear off my posts, and that’s been a huge bummer. I got a Flickr account, but now I have to move all the pics and re-post them and I’m not completely happy with Flickr’s layout and flexibility. How can you rearrange pics there? I’ve considered going back to Blogger for the followers and ease of commenting, but, who knows.

My most popular posts are:

Comments about Comments:

Besides the family of the water bag, I’ve had comments from Laurie Steen Killingsworth, a member of Jesus Music band New Folk, and Staci Layne Wilson, the daughter of The Ventures guitarist Don Wilson and model Buni Bacon/Nancy Wilson!

Shout Outs:

It’s been a great 5 years, met many cool people along the way. The blogs that send me the most traffic are RetroSpace, LP Cover Lover, and my good buddy at Starland (formerly Bunched Undies). Another good friend to mention here is Jesse at Just A Car Guy who’s offered to by the first round if we should ever cross paths in the real world.

Collecting:

I’ve sold off a bunch of stuff, either through people contacting me through the blog, or a booth I recently got at a local antique mall, or on eBay. BTW, did you know collecting is a disorder of the brain? Though Vinyl Junkies: Adventures in Record Collectingquotes a study that claims it’s caused by low levels of serotonin. A few shots of my collections.


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Belt Buckle Collection

So, this has probably gone on long enough. Thanks to all my readers! Look for some giveaways in the next few weeks! And if you made it this far, leave a comment! Let me know what you like and/or don’t like. What would you like to see more of?