Later today, I will post my regular Monday blog entry, my 30th since starting Embarrassing Treasures on August 15. I would like to thank my little band of followers, here and on Twitter, for helping me survive my first month of blogging.
As a nostalgia and pop culture blog, Embarrassing Treasures covers a wide range of topics—possibly too wide. That’s what you get when you combine a lifetime’s worth of Generation X memories with a fondness for Greatest Generation entertainment. Everything falls under the heading “bygone amusements and guilty pleasures.”
To make it easier for readers to know what to expect, I’ve worked out a posting schedule:
Spin Again Sunday—Reviews of vintage board games from my collection.
Memories Monday—Personal reflections inspired by some pastime, artifact, or place from the past.
Classic Movies Tuesday—Thoughts about classic movies that have inspired, amused, or moved me.
Weird Words of Wisdom Wednesday—Humorous insights from my collection of vintage advice books for teens.
Old-Time Radio Thursday—Commentary and context on unusual, excellent, or odd old-time radio episodes.
Family Affair Friday—Episode reviews, information, images, and articles on the classic TV sitcom Family Affair, which holds a special place in my heart.
Surprise Saturday—Quick takes on pop culture; anything goes!
Of course, these topics overlap frequently. Vintage toys or classic TV shows or movies might inspire Monday’s reflections. Celebrities sometimes figure into advice manuals, either as authors or examples. Most of my vintage board games have television connections. Movie stars often pop up in surprising roles in old-time radio shows—heck, movie stars like Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, and Joan Blondell even pop up in Family Affair.
“Treasure Map,” in the left-hand sidebar, provides the best guide to posts on particular topics.
I also wanted to let you know that Embarrassing Treasures is on Pinterest and Facebook. On Pinterest, I’ve started some pretty cool boards on classic movies and vintage toys—check them out! My Facebook page is brand new, so you can be among the first to like Embarrassing Treasures. Don’t forget that you can also follow this blog on Twitter and by e-mail.
Thanks again for reading this blog, and feel free to suggest ideas for future posts. What coverage areas do you like most? What would you like to see more or less of? I’d love to hear from you!