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FeedBurner and FeedBlitz

It used to be that the number in the blue button (FeedBurner) on the sidebar was about one-fourth of the number in the orange button (FeedBlitz). The former tells me how many are subscribing to this blog's RSS feed, while the latter indicates how many receive emails when this blog is updated.

In "Small Changes," I said that the numbers show that many of this blog's readers "prefer to receive updates via email rather than RSS feeds." Well, two days later, the blue button had a larger number than the orange button. What happened? Could it be that I had gained around 200 subscribers in two days? It turns out that FeedBurner included the FeedBlitz number in its total.

Anyway, if you don't know what RSS is, don't worry, it looks like it doesn't really matter. As this blog's numbers show, email still trumps RSS. See the following for more info on the current discussion on why RSS isn't catching on:

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