1,000+ subscribers and no free pint :-(

Bernie pointed out that the number of subscribers to this blog went over the 1,000 mark yesterday.

Feedburner spike

He also correctly deduced that this is due to FeedBurner’s taking Google Reader’s (now published) numbers into account in its statistics.

Everyone who uses FeedBurner will have seen a nice spike in their numbers yesterday as Google made the subscriber numbers available. Shame, I was hoping the sudden surge in my subscriptions would guarantee me a free pint at the upcoming Irish Blog Awards!

I see Stowe Boyd started a conversation on this topic as well when he saw his numbers go up.

UPDATE: Darren over at ProBlogger says that Google Reader has now overtaken Bloglines as the most popular RSS reader of the ProBlogger site. My own stats also show Google Reader ahead of Bloglines with Google Reader at 31% and Bloglines at 16%.

6 thoughts on “1,000+ subscribers and no free pint :-(”

  1. UPDATE: Darren over at ProBlogger says that Google Reader has now overtaken Bloglines as the most popular RSS reader

    ay, no he doesn’t Tom, he says…

    Google Reader has certainly taken a chunk of the market away from Bloglines (at least among ProBlogger readers)

    that to me says reader has overtaken bloglines on Problogger and doesn’t mention anything about the overall subscriber numbers.

    If your going to quote from other sources Tom, then quote accuratly otherwise you’ll lose credibility as an authoritive source.

    Just my €0.02 worth 🙂

  2. I don’t know how many people noticed, when Google reformats pages for mobile viewing, RSS feeds are now located right at the top. Clicking on them allows you to subscribe to the feed in Google Reader.

    The main reason I use Google Reader is having my feeds available and synchronized across all platforms: Google Reader + Google Reader on BlackBerry + Google Personalized Homepage. Whether I’m on the go, at work, or at home I’ve got a river of news to keep me entertained.

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