Did you noticed a big increase in your RSS count recently? This may have more to do with FeedBurner adding FriendFeed to their RSS count than you suddenly getting a ton of new subscribers. In my case, my RSS increased by 1,168 because of the FriendFeed addition. That’s a nice number for sure but it represents a pretty small part of the 56K+ subscribers. However, the FriendFeed blog had their RSS jumped from 1,937 to 5,375!
So if you have 200 people subscribed to you on FriendFeed, and you’ve added your blog as a service on FriendFeed, now you can see those subscribers right alongside the subscriber counts from Google Reader, Bloglines, My Yahoo, and anyone else subscribed to your blog’s feed.
When you add your blog as a service on FriendFeed, you’re putting your words in front of a lot more people. But how many? Well, for me, it’s:
Keep in mind though, that even though this is the number of people who are subscribed to you, the number of people who actually see your posts within FriendFeed can be substantially higher, because whenever one of your subscribers ‘likes’ or comments on one of your items, that item gets shared with their friends as well!
I was curious as to how I got 1,168 subscribers on FriendFeed because I don’t have a FriendFeed account. Turns out there’s not one but FOUR John Chow accounts registered on FriendFeed. If the person who registered http://friendfeed.com/johnchow would like to turn it over to me, I would be really grateful.