New Blog Milestone – 6000 RSS Readers

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I just noticed that the blog hit another milestone. The FeedBurner chicklet is showing 6,010 RSS readers. This marks the first time the blog has passed the 6,000 feed reader mark. What that means is 6,010 people read this blog with the full feed RSS yesterday. Today’s figure will be available tomorrow. I suspect it will be lower because of the 4th of July holiday.

For those wondering how to increase their RSS subscriptions, I wrote several articles on the subject. In case you missed them, here’s a recap:

While RSS subscribers are way harder to monetize, you should work towards an ever increasing RSS readership because the feed readers represent a solid base that you can count on. Having a big RSS count makes you less dependent on other forms of traffic generation, like Google.

In the end, the biggest thing that will increase your RSS feed count is the same thing that will increase your blog traffic – your content. Everything comes back to content. If your content is good, your traffic and RSS counter will keep increasing.

Next stop, 7,000. If you like this post, please subscribe to my RSS feed. :mrgreen:


57 thoughts on “New Blog Milestone – 6000 RSS Readers”

  1. Debo Hobo says:

    And I only have one so far. Want to Share? 😈

    1. Mybloggo says:

      I only have about 10-14 so far

      1. Lance says:

        I got Zero 😐

        1. MrGPT says:

          I got 16. 🙁

    2. ritchie says:

      nice idea :mrgreen: 6k is really a lot.

      1. Very impressive numbers indeed. It just keeps growing and growing, doesn’t it.

    3. I have 2,300+ and its coool

  2. Lewis Empire says:

    Keep up the great postings and I’ll continue reading your blog John. I just noticed that you dropped the Google ads for this page. Have you now fired Google?

    1. i see google ads.

      1. Lewis Empire says:

        Yeah. They’re back. They were replaced with TTZ Media ads earlier.

  3. Neena says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Congrats John, I am some zeros short but getting there.

    Vijay

    1. MrGPT says:

      Hahaha! Yeah, few zeros short here too.

      1. ritchie says:

        few zeroes is nice way to put it…

  5. MK says:

    Congrats! I wonder how long it will take to reach 7k~

    1. Not that long, I’d imagine. With John’s latest publicity stints, it might even be a lot sooner than we expect.

  6. Michael Kwan says:

    Good stuff John. I recently broke the 100 mark, hopefully I’ll get to 200 by the end of the year… I guess the scope of my blog is smaller, huh? 😆

    1. MrGPT says:

      Congrats on the 100 mark!
      Yeah, I just want to use John’s RSS feed button on my site to make it look awesome 👿 .

  7. Dave says:

    Congrats on your Milestone.

  8. Etienne Teo says:

    still at 25 readers and going strong over at my site and recently my cash contest of $100 should give me more feeds readers and get my blog going, my $100 is what i have earned last month with payperpost and this is given out to someone else who makes the most points in my system.

    1. How very generous (and smart) of you. Good luck on that contest you’re holding!

  9. Great job! 6000 is a LOT! :mrgreen:

    1. more money for john!

  10. AmeyJah says:

    🙂 Congrats John, I noticed it yesterday only. That’s will be definitely new milestone for you. Have a great day.

  11. Congrats John, 6000 feed readers is quite a milestone. Keep up the great work.

    1. achieve both altogether

      nice!

  12. It was only a matter of time. With patience and consistency it has all come together

  13. simon says:

    Congrats! My blog only have 600+ RSS subscribers 😕

    1. what do you mean “only 600+”?

      that’s pretty good

    2. That’s 5,400 less than John’s, but hardly a bad number. A lot of people could only wish they had 600. Not bad at all, congrats to you, too, Simon!

    3. ouchs says:

      nice man almost hitting the 1000mark

  14. shman says:

    Grats John!

  15. That is lot of people…

  16. well done john

    i think you could reach 7000 within a month

  17. Kanwal says:

    John

    I think its time for you to move your RSS feed to your domain via mybrand. After Google’s acquisiton, two FeedBurner’s premium services are free. MyBrand will give your feeds a new domain

    feeds.johnchow.com/JohnChowDotCom

    instead of

    feeds.feedburner.com/JohnChowDotCom

    I have been thinking of doing the same for my RSS Feed. Its not quite upto 6000, but roughly 400+ subscribers are definitely worth the switch. What do you think?

    1. Yes, I’ve read about this the other day. MyBrand and TotalStats are now free. A lot of bloggers could definitely benefit from this.

  18. Miles Burke says:

    Good work John! Congratulations.

  19. bob cobb says:

    I want to use the feedburner mybrand feature, but for some reason its not showing up in my account. Anyone else have this problem?

  20. Congratulations, John!

    I wish you to achieve the TechCrunch’s number of subscribers! 👿

    And I will follow you closely 🙂

    1. that would be difficult but reachable with john’s evil marketing skills

    2. Nothing is impossible when it comes to John Chow. I wouldn’t be surprised if he got there someday.

  21. John Cow says:

    If the amount of subscribers keeps doubleing up like it has the last 3 days, I’ll have more than you soon! 😈

    1. John Chow says:

      I really expected the RSS number to go down because it was the 4th of July holiday. This is a bonus!

  22. Casey says:

    Congrats John! Another 1000 subscribers, that’s a huge milestone!

  23. Andy says:

    Well done! Soon it will be 7,000!

  24. Hip Hop says:

    Wow that’s a lot !! Conratz John

  25. Goob says:

    Congrats on the 6K! I’m pushing 100, so I’m not too far behind! 😆

  26. well done, goob

    that’s pretty good

  27. MoneyNing says:

    Great job! I have 240 as of today and working pretty hard to grow this.

  28. Mybloggo says:

    Increase 288 again

  29. congrats john john…. It won’t be long until you hit the 10K mark!

  30. I’ve just blogged a neat little tip that could help you boost your feedburner count by a large percentage. My Sciencebase.com site went from around 1500 to 2700 subscribers on a good day within a few days of enabling this hack. I’ve not quite seen the same success with it on Sciencetext itself, although numbers are on the rise…

    db

  31. ouchs says:

    That’s an awsome milestone to hit john!

  32. Wow, 6000? Great stuff John.

    I have just launched a Feedburner competition on Sciencetext.com. Double your count before Labor Day and you could win a free text link on the site. Entry open to everyone with at least 20 subscribers. Reckon you’re up to the challenge?

    db

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