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By: Automatically create “Email this” features for blog posts using the one-click Feedburner bookmarklet « Netty Gritty

Wed, 26 Mar 2008 06:02:56 +0000

[...] at Feedburner as opposed to using the default feed of your blog has other advantages, Engtech has created an eloquent [...]

By: Digest for March 2007 « //engtech

Thu, 05 Apr 2007 18:27:13 +0000

[...] I display my FeedBurner subscribers count because I don’t have a choice… Part of Maki’s FeedBurner meme. The reasons why I use the FeedBurner RSS service. [...]

By: engtech

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 16:45:51 +0000

@jhay: Man, I'd love to see a better solution than FeedBurner, because FeedBurner is already so good. @daniel: is a tech company and is parked (and showing keywords related to my blog, funny).

By: Daniel

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 10:42:38 +0000

Engtech, sooner or later I think you will need to move :) Your blog is very popular, and I guess it would be even more on, by the way do you own that domain? (too lazy to do a whois...)

By: jhay

Sat, 17 Mar 2007 01:11:30 +0000

Why Feedburner? Is there a better solution? ;)

By: engtech

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:29:50 +0000

I'm a little too lazy to move. I also know that Technorati doesn't handle moving domains so I'd lose my rank of 2000 (not that it matters...) And there's the entire "if I look at this as work then it won't be fun anymore" thing. To be honest though, I have spent far more time dealing with the quirks of not being able to use templates/plugins/javascript/analytics/etc than I have had benefit from being hosted here.

By: Maki

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 17:57:13 +0000

Thanks for participating in the meme, engtech. Any reason why you're not moving to your own hosted Wordpress domain? You could probably do some serious monetization if you did.. unless you're not interesting in making money from your blog ... :)

By: The Feed Count Meme: Studying the Impact of Feed Count on Blog Feed Subscriptions

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 14:12:39 +0000

[...] engtech - A nerd and his blog // engtech The FeedBurner subscriber count is also a badge of reliability. I agree with Andy Beard that displaying is a form of social proof — it shows that you have an audience and that may increase your credibility the same way as displaying your Technorati rank. [...]

By: Doug Karr

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:31:12 +0000

I agree. For me it provides 2 goals: 1. For me to gauge readership and keep me on topic and on goal to build my readership. 2. Provide my visitors with recognition that a few hundred other people think my blog is worth while. I didn't post my stats until I was up over 100 readers because I didn't want it to have a negative effect. I post my Technorati rank for the same reason.

By: Do People Use Feed Counters to Show Off? Top 10 Ways to A Massive Subscriber List Andy Beard

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 13:11:39 +0000

[...] answers. Daniel responded and pointed out that a low count might discourage people to subscribe. Engtech puts a different perspective on things because he is hosting on - His feeds are split [...]