I was really surprised this morning to see the feedburner count go past 10,000 RSS subscribers.
Sometime I think it was February I decided to use Feedburner and I was impressed to see that we had 4000 RSS subscribers at the time. Then shortly after that it jumped to mid 6k for a bit then has been slowly climbing since. There was a big jump when Google reader starting reporting true readers and then a dip when I screwed up my feedburner redirect (dillsmack came to the rescue though).
Also this post is the 800th post written on shoemoney.com. Technically its the 808 post but some of those were duplicates or later removed so this is the 800th post with actual content. If someone would have told me 1.7 years ago that I would write a blog that would have 10,000 rss subscribers, get over 15k uniq hits a day and people would actually pay to advertise on it I would have told them they were crazy.
SO where do we go from here? Well I hope more readers! Someday I would like to see the number as big as Darren Rowses almost 30k RSS readership! But it is
Really making money is my passion. I have tried to make that clear. So writing about my opinions based on my real life first hand experience is not work for me. It is kind of bitter sweet though. People always surprise me. For a while when I talked about making money online people wanted screen shots and logs and stuff to back it up… so then I started posting VERY specific details and even put a Adsense check from a few years ago up…. shortly after I was no longer the guy “full of shit” I became the “braggart, self promotional, showoff guy”. Mostly from the threadwatch/webmasterworld trolls who have never had a ounce of success them self so they need to try to put yours down so they can feel better about there shitty lives. Thats the other thing I learned. Some people will HATE YOU for your success and there is no satisfying them unless you fail. At first it bugged me but after a few good talks with David Naylor and others who have been around for much longer then me they showed me the light. The really funny thing is I actually keep a shitlist. I never forget names and that I dont like someone but I will forget why… anyway it happens all the time these people need a favor sooner or later which is usually accompanied with an apology… amazing eh? omg i got off on a rant a bit 😉