Another milestone reached :)

According to FeedBurner statistics, my RSS feed had exactly 5000 subscribes on June 30th.

Disclaimer: The Feedburner subscriber count is a notoriously unreliable measure, as it tries to estimate the actual number of subscribers for on-line services that cache the feeds (for example, Google Reader) … but the result is nonetheless quite nice.

6 comments:

  1. Google Reader reports 28 subscribers and 5,1 posts a week.

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  2. Simply had to try the Google Reader myself. Here are the stats reported for various URLs through which my RSS feed is reachable:

    http://ioshints.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
    (obsolete): 2544 subscribers

    http://blog.ioshints.info/feeds/posts/default
    596 subscribers

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/CiscoIosHintsAndTricks
    (redirect to FeedBurner) 243 subscribers

    And thanks for uncovering another interesting Google Reader behavior (it does not check where the actual feed resides).

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  3. One more actually, because I have: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/CiscoIosHintsAndTricks

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  4. Živjo Ivan,

    One of the most valuable Cisco networking resources irrespectively of the numbers :)

    Cheers, Pete

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  5. I keep your RSS as a Firefox "live bookmark", this may not appear in the stats?

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  6. @Pete: Nice to hear from someone in my local language ;)

    @Anonymous#2: Feedburner reports 230+ users using Firefox live bookmarks (and only 19 of them use FeedReader like I do). What counts is that your RSS agent periodically fetches the feed.

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Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.