Sometimes I do stupid things… no really! For instance last May it seemed people were just completely obsessed with my feedburner count on subscribers. If it went down I got emails asking what happen if it went up I got emails congratulating me. Pretty weird.
So one day I decided just to remove it. Then I started getting emails that there was no possible way for people to sign up for my feed… I thought to myself, “whatever, people can figure it out if they really want to” (which is the lazy way out).
So yesterday I was looking at my Feedburner stats and pretty surprised to see they look to have completely plateaued at around 16,500 readers since I took the little counter off.
Meanwhile my online arch nemesis John Chow skyrockets up to 27,000+ readers.
Sure I could use a lot of excuses… but people can always come up with excuses why they fail.
So yesterday I pinged unique blog designs to make my RSS button clickable and now hopefully the trend will go back up!