I would really love to know the purpose (if any) behind putting up a feed count chicklet. Other secondary issues I want to examine include the following:
- How long did it take you to reach the current feed count? Was the growth gradual? Any notable external factors that had a positive or negative effect?
- Apart from displaying subscription buttons, what other ways (if any) do you use to encourage your readers to subscribe to your blog feed?
- In your opinion, what is the most effective way to increase your feed subscription?
I have mostly answered these questions elsewhere, I talk about displaying my feed count and how quickly I reached more than 1000 subscribers in seperate posts. Here though are my answers for the sake of the meme.
- My blog has been around just over a month
- The growth was intentionally quick but not quick enough
- Many external and internal factors but you will have to read my next ebook to find out
- I think it is fairly obvious what I do to get people to subscribe to my feed (hint!)
- Your feed subscription is a reflection of your A) design B) content C) publicity D) networking E) “offer” (what is in it for the reader, articulate the benefit of your blog, provide Flagship Content)
I think in most cases bloggers just don’t get out and spread the word effectively. Every day I find well-written and beautifully designed blogs with no focus, no hook and no promotion. The blogger has obviously put in a great deal of work but is not getting the recognition they deserve. In 99% of cases they would develop a great following if they just got out there and let people know who they are and what they are about.