New Blog Milestone – 7000 RSS Readers


Just 26 days after passing the 6,000 RSS readers mark, this blog has broken the 7,000 RSS milestone – the FeedBurner chicklet is showing 7,107 RSS readers. What that means is 7,107 people read this blog with the full feed RSS yesterday. Today’s figure will be available tomorrow. I predict it will go higher.

I have wrote several articles on how to increase RSS subscription. For those who missed them, here they are again:

You want people to add your feed to their RSS reader because it serves the same purpose as a bookmark. Remember how hard publishers used to encourage readers to bookmark their sites? RSS is the new bookmark – having 7,107 RSS readers is the same as having 7,107 bookmarks. It doesn’t matter if a reader doesn’t check your feed everyday. As long as you’re in their reader, you have a way to reach them.

A high RSS readership makes your blog less dependent on the search engine. Google thinks they can teach me a lesson by slapping me down in the SERP. Google will eventually discover that they can’t keep the root of all evil down. The best way to get my SERP ranking back is to keep increasing traffic. Next stop: 8,000 RSS readers.


If you like this post, please subscribe to my RSS feed. 😈

105 thoughts on “New Blog Milestone – 7000 RSS Readers”

  1. Dave says:

    Congratulations John.

    1. shaun says:

      Yeh congrats John! I’m glad google hasn’t stopped you from blogging. Keep up the good work 🙂

      1. TextAdSearch says:

        Theres still time 🙄

      2. Congratulations John. Let me think about it. It’s been only 8 months or so and you already have such amazing results. I’m still amazed.
        But beware Johny!
        I’m coming with my . 🙂

        1. Simon says:

          RSS is the way to go, Great stuff John. I’ll be quite happy once I reach 50.


    2. derek says:

      Love those messages in the RSS feed for chances to win cool prizes, sign me up!

  2. Jim Leedham says:

    Very impressive 🙂

    Keep up the good work dude!

  3. Angel says:

    Well done, here’s a badge. 😈

  4. Erik Karey says:

    Your evil ways are paying off. Great work!

  5. Glen Allsopp says:

    Your site is growing well


  6. says:

    John you the man, you make growing and scaling a blog seem easy. I am glad i read this post, i had completely ignored RSS feeds from my blog. I just a button that one could use to bookmark easily.I will implement my RSS today and see what that does. I wonder if you make six figures? let us know in a post if you banking in.good work John. i am struggling to make 3 figures to breakeven and pay my host back 😆
    do you think my blog could scale?

  7. Yax says:

    I got 8 subscribers in 2 weeks. 😐 I’ll be johnchowing my blog heavily and the number of subscribtions will go up.

    Grats on 7000.

    1. Navjot Singh says:

      What do you mean by johnchowing your blog??? 🙄

  8. Lori says:

    I’m holding a Subscribe 2 Win contest in order to increase my subscribers. It’s working so far;) It’s just a personal blog but that’s were it starts,..right?

    1. Mybloggo says:

      Visit ur blog…… 😀

  9. So I’m looking forward to reading your suggested posts on how one goes about getting 7,107 RSS readers! Way to go!

  10. Deron says:

    Congrats John, that’s amazing! I’m almost there with ya…sitting at ten right now. lol. I bet you don’t even remember the day when you had then, do ya?

    Keep it up.

    1. He actually might. It doesn’t look like it was *too* long ago.


  11. Deron says:

    *then* should have been ten, sorry.

  12. says:

    7k! Welcome to the big leagues! 😀

  13. Jack says:

    I noticed this morning, many congratulations John. I’m sure we’ll all be here when it hits 8000. 😎

  14. ooh i congrats him before the post went up I’m extra special today

  15. dcr says:


    Google is an also-ran when it comes to blogs.

  16. Congratulations, I can’t wait the day when my BMW b log will hit 7k.

  17. Matt Jones says:

    Wow an average of 38 new subscrivers per day… incredible… 😮

  18. yuga says:


    Oh, wait. Google now owns your feeds too, unless you leave Feedburner. Google could screw your feeds too.

    1. ForumeR says:

      I wonder, if somebody evil be a fren of Google, then he/she can screw anybody’s feed or something. Or Google it self screw ❓

  19. Sharkyx says:

    Gratz man; 7000 rss feeds is like a dream for me man, like its for far out. Gratz again man!

  20. bob cobb says:

    Congrats. I think you have it easy. A lot of your visitors are people who know more about the internet and technology. Ask an older person what an RSS feed is and they probably will have no clue.

  21. Jason says:

    Congratulations! You will pass 10000 soon too 😉

  22. Debo Hobo says:

    Great Job, mine is slowly increasing as well. 😈

  23. Nice John, keep up the great work. This blog is well worth more RSS readers too.

    1. Mybloggo says:

      Maybe end of this month will reach 9000 ++ Readers 😯

  24. mahdi yusuf says:

    i feel like i had a little to do with this! 😀 keep up the good work! 👿

  25. TipsyMonkey says:

    Nice one John, you make it look so easy. It’ll be interesting to see how many subscribers my newly created site has after the same amount of time your blog has been going. 🙂

  26. Tony Sticks says:

    Congratulations John! I subscribed to your blog recently and I really enjoy every single post you make. I hope someday, I will be able to have a very good blog like this one 🙄

  27. limeade says:

    Nice milestone! Slowly but surely my subscriber count is growing.

    I also wanted to let you know that your sidebar is appearing at the end of all your posts instead of on the right where it should be. I’m using IE. Just thought you should know.

  28. simon says:

    My blog just reach 1,000 subscriptions.

    If you like, you can add my RSS too. :mrgreen:

    1. That’s quite an accomplishment! How long has it been up and running? Also, did you do anything special to make it happen?


  29. Rob says:

    Congratulations John!!!

  30. Sergio says:

    Glad to be a part of it. 😀

  31. John, read over your posts from the last couple of months. Then compare them to a month’s worth of posts from much earlier in the year. The difference is dramatic and not for the better. I don’t care what your RSS numbers say, your blog has gone down hill QUICK. Just look at the comments left here. They’re worthless and half of them can’t even speak English well enough to make sense!

    This site is supposed to be about Making Money Online. When’s the last time you even used that in the title of a post?

    I miss the old… you know, back when you still cared and weren’t sitting back just collecting paychecks. 🙄

  32. 7000 is a nice number, I have a lot of work ahead of me, still on 15 readers. Not enough to display the counter yet.

  33. Nathan Roe says:

    Very impressive we all can just hope we become as successful as you from the information you share with us! THANKS!

  34. Fable says:

    Congrats on finally reaching 7,000 RSS subscribers, John! Now aim for 70,000! 😉


  35. chtanxw says:

    I have seen one blog which had more than 45,000+ RSS by feedburner!

    Congratulation! You will slowly increase to that also!

  36. Income Hero says:

    Great Job, mine is slowly increasing as well.

  37. Nekonron says:

    Congrats! I hope to be able to hit the same numbers you do with my RSS readers in the future 😀

  38. MR-Gee says:

    I can’t get anyway nead your subscribers divided to 100 (70). :mrgreen:
    Anyway, this is also my other entry in participation in the Third Copy of the 4-hour Workweek book (I read your RSS 😉 )

  39. Jochen Van de Velde says:

    Congratulations John. I would never be able to achieve such a huge number. 🙂

  40. niki says:

    Hey John

    Well done on the 7000.
    Just want to say thanks for your all the useful info. you provide. I found your blog a month or two back and I can’t get enough.

  41. Your growth of rss readers is worth commending… Congrats!

  42. I want the signed copy of The 4-Hour Workweek! 😆

  43. Eric DeLabar says:

    Congrats, how’s the 4-hour work week?

  44. Ruchir says:

    Congrats John. Hmmm…I am estimating your readers count will cross 25K before the end of this year.

  45. This is my reply…mostly just for the book! Congrats, though!

  46. Jason says:

    Ugh. More Chow-ites.



    1. Not all of his subscribers are “Chow-ites”. There are plenty of people on here that think John walks on water but there are also quite a few of us that realize John Chow dot com has jumped the shark. It’s not been useful for months now… 🙄

  47. Rhys says:

    Book me plenty!

  48. James Pegram says:

    That’s just awesome John, congrats.

  49. I would really like to win this, maybe 3 times is the charm?

  50. Ryan says:

    I’m one of them!

  51. When I saw 7000 and counting, I thought in addition to the contents on the blog you must have tweaked the rss to keep and grow the readers .. and I was right. Your feed are certainly different and stand out of the crowd.

  52. BrittMalka says:

    You’re on your way to 8,000 – it says 7,381 now! Wow! Congratulations! :mrgreen:

  53. Tim Spangler says:

    How many copies of this book do you *have*, John?

    BTW congratulations on 7000. 😀

  54. Disclosure: This comment is for the sole purpose of the 4 hr w w book entry.. :mrgreen:


  55. horisly says:

    so amazing.
    you are enavied.

  56. 4-hour work week entry.

    How many hours do you work a week, John?

  57. drew says:

    I certainly work more than 4 hours a week — the book sounds interesting.

  58. April says:

    I’m proud to be one of your RSS subscribers too.

    1. ForumeR says:

      Looks like i must subscribe to John too 🙂

  59. Gdog says:

    Replying via RSS…congrats!

  60. Anastasia says:

    Way to go 🙂

    This is my second entry for your book giveaway 🙂

  61. tim says:

    rss is the best. thx for more opportunities on the book also.

  62. George says:

    Count me as one of your RSS readers and enter me in for the book drawing. Thanks.

  63. Ray says:

    Yes that Google Reader RSS makes for a great way to get another entry for the book! Thanks…. 😆

  64. ForumeR says:

    Congrats John, my blog just one more person to reach 10 thousands oopsss!! Just 10 huhu

    Anyone know any top commentator plugin for Blogger please?? 🙂

  65. Really impressive growth numbers. Looks like you’re already very close to 7.5k today.

    1. has anyone ever told you that you look a lot like the son off Sopranos, Anthony Jr.?

  66. HalOtis says:

    congrats! my blog is only at 40 rss readers so I have a long way to go.

    … and I’d love a copy of that tim ferriss book.

  67. Adnan says:

    Well done John – seems like you were right, today is now your highest day! It’s my new record today too!

    Here’s to the future (and to 4 hour workweek) 😉

  68. chris.pund says:

    I want the book!

  69. ForumeR says:

    And now it is 7381, wow, what so fat gaining!!!! How did you do dat actually sifu??

    1. ForumeR says:

      Actually it is fast not fat , sorry 🙂

  70. Just to nitpick, that isn’t the number of people who read your feed yesterday. That’s the number of people who had your feed in their feed reader, if you want the number of people who actually read your feed yesterday – go to feedburner and look for the ‘reach’ number.

  71. Now that is a big number 😮

    In couple of months I guess the chicklet will run out of digits 😯


    1. Navjot Singh says:

      It will then display in terms of K…once this crosses 10000, it will display as 10K.

  72. Karol Krizka says:

    Heh, good tip about stealing other’s clicklets to increase your RSS subscribers. I might give it a try. Muahahahaha

  73. Wolf Stone says:

    Hey John …this is my second entry for the 4 hour work week contest.

  74. just giveaway a book and reach more than 7k subscribers. Nice. I’ll think about it…

  75. mason says:

    wow nice stats. I barely get over 10 readers these days. ugh… Once you get big you don’t go back I guess.

  76. It looks like you will have 20 000 by end of the year.
    Can you compare how much you make with every 1000 new subsribers? Is there some trend in earning growth?

  77. Santosh P says:

    You are true evil John!!! Anyways this also acts as my 2nd entry for the book! 🙂

  78. Glen Allsopp says:

    -400 down in the 6 thousands now 😥

  79. Keep it up! Congratulations!

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