New Blog Milestone – 10,000 RSS Readers

It’s amazing what a little competition can do to a RSS count. At the start of this month, my FeedBurner counter showed 8,585. Today, it’s showing 10,315 RSS readers. Not bad at all.

I noticed Shoemoney pulled out the big guns yesterday with the announcement of $13,000 in prizes for his RSS contest. That post ballooned his RSS counter to a impressive 12,591, from 10,833 at the start of the month.

Shoe should be worry. You figure he would pull massively ahead after that kind of announcement but when the FeedBurner chicklet updated last night, I gain more new readers than he did. I am now trailing by just 28 readers. I fully expect to take back the lead after tonight’s update.

This Friday, I’ll be rewarding some prizes to readers who subscribed to the RSS by Email. There are five pages on the Million Euro Wiki up for grabs as well as two copies of An American Hedge Fund and two $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards by Shaun Carter. In addition, Team Tutorials has offered a $100 New Egg Gift Certificate. All will be given away this Friday. subscribe now to enter. Good luck.

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*Update – As I predicted, I have taken lead back from Shoemoney. 😈


66 thoughts on “New Blog Milestone – 10,000 RSS Readers”

  1. I’m pulling you for you man!! :mrgreen:

    1. Pulling what? 😯 😉

      You’ll win this John although you may have to make your design somewhat uglier. Shoe’s got the wood on you there as I wouldn’t want to visit that web page every day.

    2. Googlelady says:

      wow now is 10999 😉 just 1 more and 11k!! That is amazing..

  2. I’m pulling for you man!! :mrgreen:

  3. congratulations on the 10,000 count! You’re blog is better than shoemoney’s 😆

    1. Googlelady says:

      Both are good 😉

      1. John’s has less spelling and grammar mistakes. And no foul language. 😛

        1. GPT Sites says:

          Shoemoney has voice, in my opinion.

        2. Israel says:

          john has his typos every now and then. theres actually one above.

        3. Googlelady says:

          “John’s has less spelling and grammar mistakes” hmm this is your first priority reading a blog? I thought the “Information” is the first priority 😉

  4. Googlelady says:

    WOW congratultions Johnchow! Could you share some tips when this competition is over (not from the e-book).

    1. Success says:

      Referring to the sneaky, post someone else’s feedburner chicketlet to gain more subscribers tactic?

      Yea, how do I know your not using my chicktlet as your 11K RSS readers John? Oh thats right. Because I don’t have 11,000 subscribers. YET 😈

      1. Yay a commenter with a sense of humour

        Liked this one… 😎 😀

  5. Ad Tracker says:

    Congratulations on 10K. It’ll be interesting to see how high you can get it.

    I was wondering what happened to the blog challenge from a couple of months ago. You know, the one where you were going to start a new blog annonymously and try to make it proffitable. Is that still ongoing or did it get put on the back burner?

    1. John Chow says:

      It’s still going on. The blog is up and running but I’m not doing much with it right now.

      1. Israel says:

        I’ll buy it off you. Send me an email if you are interested. Congrats on the milestone btw.

      2. Ad Tracker says:

        Well, you have been kind of busy 😉

        I hope you stay with the project and make it work. That would make for an ebook you could make a fortune on. Not to mention shutting up all the nay-sayers. 😎

        1. I’d also be interested in buying it.
          Send me an e-mail if you want.
          And congrats on the 10k readers. 🙂

  6. congrats – fantastic achievement 🙂

  7. James says:

    That is just an amazing number of subscribers.

  8. I saw the spike in RSS when you started the competition…. I think it just over 8,000… and now over 10k!!! you have blitz shoemoney. btw his also started putting together a competition as well.

    I’m going for you John.

    Cheers,
    Carlo

  9. Lori says:

    I noticed he is advertising. I logged into payperpost today and saw his opp for an RSS contest. He’s actually paying to get the word out 🙄

    1. Googlelady says:

      Everything counts when there is competition 😈

  10. Neil Duckett says:

    It’ going to be a busy last 10 days by the looks of things!

  11. pretty sweet, much better than my 36… maybe we can have a competition next month, though no way i can take 36 to 1000 in one month…Click For Nick dot Com – Make Green Save some Dough

  12. John, I’m doing an interview on a local TV station tomorrow about technology and the internet. I’ll throw in a mention about your RSS contest. 😉

  13. Dang this is close!

  14. great008 says:

    Good job John!! Hey Israel stay on the tread mill and quit trying to eat up everybodys blogs by buying up everything. thx. 🙄

  15. I’ll take $5 on John …

  16. So what are the stakes in the contest again?

  17. Dandruff says:

    Congrats !!! You guys are rocking.

  18. I think Shoemoney will win this because of the $13,000 in prizes.

    1. lyricsreg says:

      You can’t know for sure. It will be close !

  19. Andrew says:

    Although I am only envious about the large number of subscribers, considering that shoe and john are both encouraging people to subscribe effectivley numerous times – is the gain a real gain or just fudging the numbers, cause I can easily create a feedburner chicklet saying 20,000 without much effor at all – without going through all of this

    1. Googlelady says:

      but then everyone will know that you are cheating 🙄 so it is not worth

  20. esofthub says:

    Between the two blogs, I find John’s content more interesting and entertaining.

  21. Teejay says:

    I am one of the 10k subscribers!

  22. Congrats John, that is just amazing! 😯

  23. John Chow says:

    As I predicted, I have taken the lead back from Shoemoney. One short of 11,000!

    1. And as I said, without that annoying popup. Just don’t place that popup please 😛

  24. Not to worry. You will win. All the best wishes for your win.

  25. Congratulations, I think this is going to go right down to the wire though!

  26. ionut_brasov says:

    Good luck John with the contest. 🙂

  27. Tight! you got it goin’ now! 👿 👿 👿

  28. maurizio says:

    Sorry John, but some of your number are wrong. You are ahead just by percentage (You gained 13.8% users and he just 12.2%), but he gained 122 more users than you.
    Where did you get your starting numbers? Feedburner says that you had 9063 Readers on the 1st October.

    As usual, you can check the numbers on my blog.

    1. John Chow says:

      We agreed with what FeedBurner displayed at the start of the month. http://www.johnchow.com/john-chow-vs-shoemoney-rss-competition/

      Don’t know where you got the 9063 readers from. I was at 8585 on Oct 1 and Shoe was at 10833.

      1. maurizio says:

        Ok. I will correct my stats. BUT you both are mistaken. I mean you decided to take 30th sept as starting date then.

        The stats on my blog comes from feedburner. Check here:
        http://api.feedburner.com/awareness/1.0/GetFeedData?uri=http://feeds.feedburner.com/JohnChowdotCom&dates=2007-10-1
        http://api.feedburner.com/awareness/1.0/GetFeedData?uri=http://feeds.feedburner.com/JohnChowdotCom&dates=2007-09-30

        As you can see from the links, the number is from the day before. Tell this to Shoemoney, maybe you need to clarify this or you can fight about it at the end of the contest 🙂

        Or just leave it like that. It’s not that important when you start..but when you end should be very important. Use Feedburner date to get the right end date.

  29. Congratulations John, you are almost on 11k (10999 right now) and what I like more is that you don’t use an annoying popup that asks users to subscribe to your RSS feed burner.

    I really hope you will win this competition without being annoying 😛

  30. Clement says:

    Congratulations!!!

  31. krillz says:

    well shoemoney has hit over 13000 subsribers, can you see still see hi m? 😛

    1. John Chow says:

      The contest is who can get the most NEW subscribers, not who has the higher count.

  32. Wayne Liew says:

    I am the reader of both blogs and I don’t know who to support… 😐

    1. John. That should be obvious. 😛

  33. chtanxw says:

    It is a fierce fight! With 10 more days to go, it will be interesting to see the number to hit 12000 or 13000 or even 14000?

  34. Haha, congrats! That’s really awesome. 😛

  35. Will this RSS face off go to injury time? It looks like both of them are using some tricks, contests and so forth in order to beat the other one. I like this! hehe 😈

  36. Won’t these contests that push up RSS counts reduce quality of your RSS readership? I mean if some of these are self-updating type RSS’s readers that would show up in your count, then they would dilute the ad value of the RSS readers.

  37. congratulations on the 10,000

  38. Michael says:

    Wow, that’s awesome. Keep up the good work!

  39. big money says:

    I don’t know, I heard rumors that shoemoney has a surprise $10,000 grand prise drawing, I think this would probably draw a lot more members considering your odds are like 1:300 or in that range of winning.

  40. Wow, 8,000 to 10,000 is quite a jump in not even one full month. Congrats.

  41. warzone says:

    I already signed up. Otherwise I would have gone for you anyways!

  42. Raymond says:

    I have subscribed long ago. Should I subscribe it for the second time?

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