Junk Food

Is Junk Food My Real Niche?

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been studying my stats here at Retro Ramblings, and there is a definite trend. Posts about old junk outperform all other posts. The trend is very defined across the board too. When it comes to hits on posts in the archives, old posts about old junk foods make up 8 out of the top 10 posts. It’s the same whether looking at it by week, by month, by quarter, and by year. And for recent posts, whenever I post something about old junk food, it always gets more hits than posts on other subjects.

I’m very passionate about old junk foods I miss. And I would say I’m also passionate about old junk foods that I don’t miss. What I mean by that is, I’m very intrigued by junk foods that I never got to try, and I love to read and hear stories from people about their memories of them.

So I want to pose a question…or series of questions. Do you think junk food is my niche more than just broad retro topics or other topics like toys and stuff? Do you generally enjoy posts about old junk foods…not just by me, but by anyone?

I’ll let you mull over those answers, and hopefully, you’ll drop an answer in the comments below. In the meantime, I want to direct your attention to an old junk food post from the archives that you’ll hopefully enjoy. So check out my post on Oatmeal Swirlers of the ’80s.

7 thoughts on “Is Junk Food My Real Niche?

    1. I don’t plan on narrowing the focus of the blog. I’ll always continue to cover a wide range of things that I enjoyed through the years. But it still surprises me that the food stuff just draws in such a bigger audience.

  1. I enjoy the broader range. I think you do bring an extra passion to the junk food in particular, but I still enjoy your wrestling and toy catalogs and really all of your stuff. Obviously, do what makes you happy, but I am here for all of the retro awesomeness!

  2. I think we all have a passion for food, especially comfort junk food. Sneaking some treats as a kid, lunchbox snacks Mom left for us to find at school, or the giant collection of Halloween loot after Trick-or-Treating are all great memories as a kid. I think that’s what causes junk food to be, as the above comment said, a universal trait. It makes it even more special when its discontinued and we won’t ever have that “special moment” again.

    1. I guess you’re right about food being universal. But it would seem to me that if you’re nostalgic about an old food, it’s the same as being nostalgic about an old toy. But the traffic for the food posts doubles everything else. Thanks for leaving a comment. I love hearing from folks who enjoy the site.

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