I don’t get huge traffic here. However, like many bloggers, I’d like to grow it. Whilst I realize that content is king, and traffic growth doesn’t happen overnight, I’m very much feeling that Feedburner’s somewhat erratic performance isn’t helping to acheive my aims here.
They appear to offer more services, and from what I gather from other users, better reliability.
So, to that end, I’ve shut off the links here to Feedburner.
If all goes well I shall be doing this on all the blogs I maintain and administer over the next couple of months.
If you’re reading this via the feed, you’ll still get this for the next 30 days. In about 15 days, you’ll get a reminder that the feed is closing, and the easiest way to change to the new FeedBlitz feed is to simply unsubscribe from the current feed in your reader, and resubscribe with the RSS link in your browser address window, or the little RSS FEED icon, on the left hand side.
If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line, a tweet, a comment on friendfeed, or a comment on this post.
Tonight was the lowcountry bloggers BBQ meetup. Couldn’t make it. Kathy doesn’t get home much before seven, and then there’s a drive across town to get there, and as no one stays long, we’d probably have arrived at an empty table!
She’s only working one or two days a week now, so can’t afford to leave early these days.
Still, there’s next time.
I’ve been sitting here most of the evening, tidying up some blogs, and checking on some of my monetizing efforts. They do work, but I’m a way off the plan.
The plan is to make enough money online so that I can sit on the end of Folly Pier each day watching the bucks rolling in, without having to lift a finger. The alternative is to win the lottery, but most of the time I forget to buy a ticket, and when I do, I never win diddly squat anyway of course!
Now today, I’ve seen lots of indignant words going back and forth over this issue, on Twitter, and Friendfeed, and in numerous blogs.
I think not, any more than all the protests that went on about the ‘old’ interface. There are approaching 200 million users on Facebook now, and I think it’s true, that for Facebook, there’s safety in numbers.
Heck however, much us geeks, nerds, and online activist types shout about it, most people aren’t even going to read about it, and most that do won’t understand the implications, or even care about it anyway.
That’s the real enemy.