228, 332, 440 – Anyone Else Getting This?

I mentioned earlier in the week that I’d seen my RSS subscriber figures for kenmc.com shoot a little abnormally on from Tuesday (228) into Wednesday (332).

But now, looking at the FeedBurner chicklet this morning they’ve risen again to 440? That’s almost double the amount of subscribers in 3 days. Is anyone else experiencing strange shifts in their subscriber numbers?

It just seems a little odd given that I was extremely quiet during December and into January (between work, Christmas, holidays etc.). Or can I still blame Jaiku for this spike? Am I even looking in the right direction?

By the way, if you would like to subscribe to kenmc.com then please feel free to do so by adding http://feeds.feedburner.com/creativeimagination to your preferred feed reader. That also reminds me to add a bucket of feeds to Net News Wire (on the mac). If it works the way Vienna does then I’ll have a nice few blog posts to read over the weekend (off to Sligo later for a river run and a gig).


  1. Bernie Goldbach January 18, 2008 at 10:00 am

    The answer is with Feedburner’s stats telling you which feedfetcher has increased its rate of harvesting. I saw a similar bounce when Feedburner was double-counting subscriptions inside Google Reader.

  2. Ken McGuire January 18, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Unless it’s FeedBlitz, who accounted for 45% of the fetching yesterday (199 overall), Google feedfetcher 16%, Bloglines 9%.

  3. Ken McGuire January 18, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Should have thought to give Darren’s blog a read. I’m under no illusion that it’s a genuine jump in readers at all and I don’t think anyone should be either.

    Just a bit silly that it’s two days running…

  4. Cormac January 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Spotted this jump yesterday. Feedblitz is accounting for 60 odd percent of my subscribers. Mmm, interesting since I don’t have any feedblitz widget installed on my blog.

  5. ben January 18, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Yup my feedburner has doubled over the past couple of days.

    i now have 2 readers.

    I’m not messing.


  6. Michele January 19, 2008 at 3:10 am

    My subscriber numbers jumped in the last 24 hours. Quite bizarre!

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