Jennifer Buxton posted on the Braymere facebook on Tuesday that she has been writing her blog for 12 years (it's been longer I think, but she has been really writing for that time) and has written almost 4,300 posts. That is a lot of posts. I have had my blog for 14 years. But I REALLY started blogging in 2019. Somewhere in February of that year, I think, I decided I was going to blog once a week, since I was such a blog slacker. That quickly turned into posting every day. Then in 2020 my goal was to post every day. And I did, sometimes more than once. So far for 2021 I have done well too. I have had one or more posts a day and I am pretty sure I can finish out the year. I likely can. I am getting very close to 1,100 total posts. But it is definitely hard. I really do get stressed out if I don't have a post scheduled to go live at 5:30 in the morning (which is shortly after I get up and go to work. It shouldn't be that way, but it is.
I don't have a great segue from random thoughts about how hard blogging can be so I guess I will just move into talking about this guy. After I did the post about Dani's new doll Roberto ordered this guy. And since I really like the rolled sleeve look I was plenty happy to make him. I'm not positive, but I think I remember reading that both the dolls would be going to shows this weekend. Maybe I made that up. If not I will hopefully get some show photos.
Anyway, blogging is still hard but I am going to try to stick it out. Jennifer gave us so many posts for so many years. She deserves a break. And maybe a nap. And you know, I bet she still would not mind if you bought her a coffee for all the years of work she put in. In case anyone is thinking of that, here is her ko-fi, to make it easier https://ko-fi.com/braymere
So switching back again, blogging is hard. I would still love to have guest bloggers, but so far I think Corina Roberts is still the only person to ever write a guest post for me. I am open to anything model horse or horse related. Maybe stuff about photo shows, live shows, Breyerfest, new horse/tack/props purchases. Whatever. Something I have learned while writing this blog; people who collect model horses like to look at model horses. Their own, other people's. Horses, tack, setups, show photos, photos from shows. Model horse people like those things. I like those things too. I am not sure how many unboxing videos I have watched since Breyerfest. Or how many "loot" photos I have looked at. They are fun.
Speaking of Ko-fi, Mary Ann Snyder had a very cool idea. I mentioned the other day that Ko-fi now offers monthly subsciptions, similar to patreon. And like patreon, you can have different membership levels. Which I think is fun. I asked if anyone had any ideas for rewards for different tiers. I just can't think of what to do. Mary Ann said I could offer a quarterly miniature surprise. And I really like that idea. I really like doing mystery boxes. And in a similar way to doing those I could offer the chance at discount coupons. I could potentially have different levels of mystery box even. Small ones, medium ones, etc. It's a fun idea for sure. People seem very into the mystery boxes and I like searching for new miniatures to put in boxes. This could be a good idea. Not that it will necessarily go anywhere, but it's an idea that I will have to play with a bit. Though it also sounds like I could very easily just make more work for myself. But I still really like the idea.