I’ve been in catch up from vacation mode all week so today was really the first time I had noticed the drop in subscribers to the RSS feed according to the Feedburner stats. A quick look at the details indicates that somehow, Bloglines started reporting only 55 subscribers, despite the fact that the Bloglines website reports many more than that.
Feedburner is pulling the 55 number from the log files, and looking at the raw log files confirms for me that Bloglines is reporting 55 subscribers there. Now, I know Bloglines is currently rolling out the beta version of the site, so maybe they simply quit updating that old subscriber number and there really are only 55 people still using Bloglines who are subscribed to the feed, or they switched to using only the beta users as the reported numbers, I’m not sure. I haven’t been able to find anyone else talking about this drop, so maybe it’s just me. Again, I don’t really know why it was suddenly so different, and it doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, but I am curious to figure out what changed last weekend. So if anyone knows, leave a comment and let me know!
Or maybe spending a few days off-line cost me over a hundred subscribers? Who knows!