Retro Ramblings started as several other short lived blogs where I would chronicle some thoughts of days gone by. My time was scarce and I couldn’t keep up with them the way I wanted to. Then I decided to give it a solid go, and created Retro Ramblings as a place to store articles that I had written for other nostalgia sites like Retro-Daze and Retrojunk. What I found was that the more I wrote, the better I felt. It’s therapy of some kind I guess for me. It helps me to unwind and de-stress.
So now what you see here is Retro Ramblings! A place to remember old toys, movies, games, cartoons, TV shows, fashion, events, people, music, food, and a whole host of other topics. I’m glad you’ve taken the time to stop by, and I hope you visit often.
How To Get in Touch:
The Retro Rambler aka Mick Yarber
Admin / Writer / Editor / Marketer
If you are looking for someone to write any retro or nostalgic content for your site or blog, a guest writer, a collaborator, a podcast guest, a book reviewer, or just about anything else, I’m open to the idea. Just drop me a line and let’s talk about it!
Some Recurring Features on Retro Ramblings:
Forgotten Foods: A lot of my nostalgic memories are tied to foods for some reason, so just about every week I’m posting something about a food I miss that is no longer available.
Nintendo Memories: What kid growing up in the 80’s didn’t love video games? I sure did, and the Nintendo and Super Nintendo are still my favorite game systems, so on a pretty regular basis, I’m looking back at the games and accessories I loved.
Retro Ads: Another passion of mine is checking out old advertising for products from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. It seems to help take me back to a point in time that I’m always looking to get back to. You’ll find a lot of posting of retro ads here.
Picks of the Week: In my never ending quest to find and read more good articles on cool old stuff, I stumble across quiet a bit of stuff on the web each week. The best of what I find, I link to in a weekly post called the Picks of the Week. It’s a chance to share good content with other folks, and to throw some shine on the fine folks who put it together.
Unsung Heroes of Wrestling: Wrestling was a big part of my life growing up and it’s colorful characters went a long way towards my love of it. I especially like to look back at the lesser guys…the ones who rarely ever won matches, so here we show them some love for their noble effort in making the main good guys and bad guys look good.
Retro Revival Blog Challenge: The blog challenge is an extension of the Pop Culture League Challenge. Each week we post a topic, and anyone with a blog, website, or social media account can chime in, and we all link to each other to maximize the exposure to our sites. You can get all the info on the Retro Revival here.
We do sometimes run ads and incorporate affiliate links on our site, and in our posts. The sole purpose for this is to help defray part of the cost of keeping the site active, and to help offset the cost of prizes we give away from time to time. It is my goal to never clog the site with advertisements. It takes away from the spirit of what I am doing here, however, there is a single ad on the right sidebar at the bottom of the page that hopefully isn’t too intrusive.
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