Adnan of Blogtrepreneur has posted an in depth analysis of his FeedBurner subscriber count as well as his own answers to the FeedBurner questions first posed on Dosh Dosh. Adnan makes some great points about displaying subscriber counts as well as getting and keeping subscribers.
One point that he and I discussed back before I even placed the subscriber chicklet on my site was when it should be displayed. The number that he mentions in his post is the point that we talked about: 100 subscribers. I didn’t want to show a small count, but once it reached triple digits I felt more secure in showing off my number.
Since I first posted on the FeedBurner Chicklet Blog Meme, my own subscriber rate has fluctuated a bit, but still shows an upward trend. Here’s a chart of what this progress looks like since I started using FeedBurner in September of last year:
Today the number of subscribers to FreshBlogger.com’s RSS feed is showing as 959. Adnan mentions the fact that his numbers went up in February due to Google accurately reporting their numbers. I experienced the same effect with my feed and it was pretty dramatic as you can tell from the graphic. At first I was concerned that FeedBurner was going crazy, but over time the number has continued to stay high. I’m really pleased that so many have found the articles I’ve written to be useful. I’m committed to providing more and better content in the future. Thanks to all my readers and subscribers!