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