May 26, 2009

Subscribing to O’Really?

Filed under: technology — Duncan Hull @ 4:53 pm
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Feed the WorldJust a quick note about subscribing: if you are a regular reader of this O’Really blog and you don’t already subscribe, there are two ways you can receive automatic notifications when new posts are published here:

  1. Point your feed reader at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/oreally, (the preferred method) or …
  2. Point your feed reader at https://duncan.hull.name/feed/ (the WordPress method) which unfortunately gives unreliable subscriber stats. This  feed is linked to by the blue or orange feed icon (pictured right) you should be able to see in your web browsers address bar.

The first feed, is just the second feed re-routed through the magic of FeedBurner, which gives more useful viewing statistics.


  1. Love to hear whether you see a sustained increase in subscribers after this post. I’ve tried them in the past and it is usually followed by a little boost, but given how erratic Feedburner stats are it’s almost impossible to tell…

    If we’re allowed to know…what kind of subscriber numbers do you have now, just a ballpark average figure…

    Comment by David Bradley — June 1, 2009 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

    • Hi David, most traffic comes to this site via Google and other referrers, the number of regular subscribers is fairly small – and hasn’t risen significantly since this post – although individual articles sometimes get high clickthroughs from feedburner.

      Comment by Duncan — June 2, 2009 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  2. It was worth a try though and may attract subscribers over coming weeks who hit the page via a Google search. Have you tried adding a plugin that gives visitors from the search engines a little extra pointer to the feed subscriptions options?

    e.g. http://www.phoenixheart.net/wp-plugins/referrer-detector

    Comment by David Bradley — June 2, 2009 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

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