Thursday, January 21, 2016

Countdown

In about two weeks time, this blog should receive its three millionth pageview.
It's been a long, weird and mostly happy journey to this point, and I am grateful to everyone who makes the Braymere Custom Saddlery blog a part of their day.
To celebrate, I've decided to hold a raffle. From now until the moment when the Total Pageviews counter reads 3,000,000, every comment left on this blog will equal one raffle entry. Old post, new post, multiple posts--it just doesn't matter. All comments are created equal and all comments count. I'm not sure what the prize will be, but I do know it won't be a saddle. Sorry! 
It probably won't be a barn, either.
Good luck to all, and thanks for reading!

73 comments:

  1. This is so exciting love your work as always !!

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  2. Thanks you for the blog! I check it everyday, as it's now a part of my daily. I'm glad you still want to blog and share with us the modelhorse hobby!!

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  3. Really excited!! Amazing work!!! As usual :) xx!!! Love reading your blog everyday!! It's been a huge inspiration to me, as I'm sure it is to every one else that reads this!
    Your photos and creations are amazing!! You should be proud of how far you have come over the years!! I'd love to make tack the way you do which I never will but readings what your doing every day is a huge inspiration to try!!!

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  4. It's been a pleasure to read your blog from day one! Congrats on almost-three-million, you deserve every one :)

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  5. Yay three million! You deserve all the traffic with your awesome blog!

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  6. Congratulations on reaching such a huge accomplishment!

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  7. It seems like only yesterday that you'd hit your two millionth view! :o

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  8. I'm determined to read every one of your posts. Your work is excellent!

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  9. Blogging - You have succeeded where so many of us have just generally been a bit rubbish!

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  10. Wow, three millions, that's a milestone! Fabulous!

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  11. Hurray! I remember being a part of the 1,000,000th view hoopla. That was pretty exciting and I'm not surprised you're turning over to 3x that now! :)

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  12. Woohoo! :) Want a new header to commemorate?

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    1. Yes!

      Carol and I tried to get a good new profile photo of me (with Santana) on my birthday, but the light wasn't so great. Maybe next time? Blog is definitely overdue for a facelift.

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  13. Congrats! Seems like yesterday when you hit the one millionth mark. Here's to many millions morem

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  14. Thank you for sharing your days and thoughts and art with us!

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  15. Congrats!!! You deserve every single one of those views :)

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  16. I always enjoy your blog. And raffles are fun too! Congrats on nearing that HUGE milestone!

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  17. I always enjoy reading your blog. Not only are you a fabulous tack and prop maker, but you always have a positive attitude. Life has it's ups and downs and you always find the silver lining. Thank you!

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  18. that is a *ton* of page views - congrats! it's wild, the one time you shared a link to my blog (for your photo contest a while back) that post held the title for most visited for a loooonnnnnggggg time. that's the power of your traffic. crazy.

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  19. Congratulations! I love reading your blog, and I tend to check every day to see if you have posted something new! I love your work and your personality, you seem to be able to make the best out of every situation! Thank you, and congratulations!

    -Claire Close

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  20. Your blog is like my guilty pleasure at the end of a long day (except I don't feel guilty at all!)
    Congrats as you approach 3,000,000!

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  21. Congratulations! This is the first thing I read when I come home, and it is a very fun blog! 3,000,000!

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  22. Yay! Congratulations! Finding a new post on your blog is like opening a gift! ;)

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  23. Congratulations! And thank you for doing another raffle. :)

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  24. Congratulations! You are such an important member of the model hobby. I have been so thankful to read your blog everyday, keep doing what you're doing!

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  25. 3 million! That's quite a feat! Early congrats!

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  26. Wow! Three million views. Incredible, but I am not surprised. It's an interesting, well written blog.

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  27. Congratulations in advance!! Your blog is inspiring and your tack tips have already helped me a ton in my baby steps toward being a tack maker. ;)

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  28. Congratulations on such a successful blog! I read it for the model horses and tack, of course, but I also love your cat posts and your sense of humor. Keep up the good work!

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  29. I love the blog, the highlight of my long day after work is to peek in here. I get sad when something new isn't up, but I do realize life happens. Congrats, and good luck. I'm also blessed the my endurance photo from Midwinter Ball was posted on here, based on an idea I borrowed from you.

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  30. How exciting! I have been following this blog since about 2012,and I really look forward to the 3 millionth view!

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  31. How exciting! I have been following this blog since about 2012,and I really look forward to the 3 millionth view!

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  32. Hey, Congratulations! When I was 16 I learned how to make an English bridle from your blog. That same year at Bryerfest, I showed my pally Cleveland Bay in it and won! You've shared wealth of knowledge that have helped young hobbyists everywhere!

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  33. I love reading your blog. I don't show in performance, as I don't have all the correct items to be competitive. Once in a great while I'll enter western pleasure, as I do have a western saddle set. I actually have huntseat and dressage saddles too but they're old and probably not competitive. Anyway, I just love reading your blog as seeing all your photos. I always look forward to getting your blog in my email.

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    1. Same for me, however one day i would love to have more supplies, and make more tack!!

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  34. I love reading your blog. I don't show in performance, as I don't have all the correct items to be competitive. Once in a great while I'll enter western pleasure, as I do have a western saddle set. I actually have huntseat and dressage saddles too but they're old and probably not competitive. Anyway, I just love reading your blog as seeing all your photos. I always look forward to getting your blog in my email.

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  35. Your blog is one of my absolute favourites. I always look forward to new posts by you. This blog is one of my greatest inspiration and I hope you'll keep blogging for a long time :-)

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  36. I'm not surprised you are heading to 3million, I love visiting, you have introduced me to a new world of model horses and tiny tack.

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  37. Congratulations! Very exciting!

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  38. Love the picture of Oreo in the stall by the way :-)

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    1. Yes, it is so realistic; beautiful!!

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  39. I love your blog, the perfect combination of real horses, model horses, and everyday life make it a wonderful read, as well as your beautiful photography to top it all off! Congratulations on 3 million!

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  40. congratulations!
    your blog is superfun to read!

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  41. That is so amazing! So happy for you, and keep writing!

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  42. Congratulations! Love looking at your blog every day!

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  43. This is wonderful ! Huge congrats you are a tack making inspiration !

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  44. I admire all of your tack so much!! while creating basic tack and accessories it is definitely time consuming, i can only imagine making leather saddles and halters, it is truly fascinating!! Congrats on your blog, it is truly amazing!!:)

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  45. How exciting! And it doesn't seem like the 2 million view was all that long ago!

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  46. I remember when you hit 2 million pageviews! Congratulations, and thanks for all your wonderful tutorials and pictures!

    -Jordyn

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  47. Love love love this blog! Keep it up!

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  48. I look forward to your blog everyday!!! and love your stories, pictures, and the horses in your life

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  49. Congats! :) I live in Finland and I check out your blog every day :D

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  50. Go Finland! ..And congratz on your 3Mth view in advance! This blog truly is worth it!

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  51. Love you blog but I see that I have to work harder to put Sweden in the top 10... ;)

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  52. I love your blog! You deserve every single view. I must admit, though... I usually check your blog more than once a day.

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  53. Go USA!! But as always... Go Sweden too! Homecountry born and um moved?

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  54. Congrats! And thank you so much for all the inspirations. Please, keep writing :)

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  55. Yay!! Would LOVE a little of anything from your work!

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  56. Seems like it wasn't that long ago that you did a countdown to 2 million!

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  57. How exciting! I do wonder about all those Russians visiting your blog - perhaps there are more model people over there than I thought!

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    1. Judging by my Facebook feed, the Russian model horse hobby has exploded in the last year or two. There are so many talented sculptors and tackmakers. I would really love to know more about the Russian model horse hobby.

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  58. Hey! Congratulations on the 3,000,000 pageview! Been stalking your blog for quite a long time now, giving the occasional comment under my model horse tack studio name, Gold Coast Saddlery. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. These braymere million view competitions seem to happen more and more frequently! Soon you'll only bother every 5 million views

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  60. This giveaway should be exciting, I'm looking forward to it!

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  61. What a fun way to celebrate! Congrats!

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