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Thank you all!

Friends. Wargamers. Miniature Collectors. Imaginary Country Enthusiasts. Loyal subjects. It seems there have been about 1000 visitors to the Grand Duchy of Stollen -- 1768 since adding a counter several weeks ago. Thanks to everyone who regularly drops by, especially those of you who leave suggestions and comments behind. Feedback is always a good thing. Stay tuned in future weeks. There's much more to come!

Irwin Amadeus II -- Grand Duke of Stollen

Comments

MurdocK said…
Super!

Where does one get a 'counter' may I ask?
Bluebear Jeff said…
Congratulations!

I check your blog (among a few others) every day to see what's new. I want to read more about Stollen and its history.


-- Jeff
Hi Murdock,

Free counters are easy to find all over the web, and it's fairly easy to attach one to your blog or website. mine is www.free-traffic-counter.com. Enjoy!

Stokes Schwartz
Anonymous said…
I enjoy the blog and pop in just about every day - except weekends when I try not to use the pc at all (eats into the painting time).

Keep it up!
I agree about the PC eating into time for other things, painting and etc. Despite my best intensions, I usally end of looking at it (not actually accomplishing anything!) during the weekends unless I make a conscious effort NOT to turn it on. Seems surfing the web has become my substitue for TV, which I abandoned completely and with no regrets in January 2002.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz
Poruchik said…
Congrats you've broken a thousand!

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