Yesterday I had hit 701 RSS subscribers, making me a new record from my previous 683. I was planning on making a post to mark the milestone, when I saw my feed increase the next day to 711!
I had set my little RSS goal not too long ago, which was to average 700… it’s too soon to see if I’ll stay in the 700’s as it’s only been 2 days, but boy.. will I be happy if it does.
It’s not a bit change… after all, I was averaging 650 for several months, but in my opinion, increasing by an average of even 50 RSS subscribers is quite an accomplishment. It helps to mark visually the progress and success of a blog. It’s also fantastic for advertising opportunities, considering networks such as ReviewMe and PPP factor in RSS when rating a blog.
The above chart is taken from Feedburner, and charts my RSS feed count from when I added Feedburner to my blog. The jump you see in February is, I believe, from when Google publicized their RSS aggregator stats, allowing Feedburner to factor them in.
Again, I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch, but hopefully my new average can stay around 700. If it does, then my new goal will be to average 750.
Things are looking up…
The past few days have been pretty good for me workwise. A couple days ago I received a $3,000 renewal from an advertiser, my RSS feed climbed a little, and best of all: my programmer finally finished all the updates and improvements on PublisherSpot.
I’m now only waiting for him to log back on so that he can send me all the modified and added files for backup, and then to pay him. After that, I’ll have to go through all the reviews and update all the information, which will take a little while as it’s pure research. I’ll also then be adding several new reviews of ad networks. After that, I’m sending out an official press release for the site, followed by a “follow-up” paid review on John Chow and several other blogs.
Don’t bother looking at PublisherSpot yet though, as I’ll describe all the changes in detail either tommorrow or the day after. I’ll also give an update as to the site’s earnings
Anyhow, yay for 711!