Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Round Numbers

Round numbers--we all love 'em. Would it be bragging to celebrate a few round number milestones? And even if it is, is that a bad thing?

Here are the round number milestones I've recently reached here at Fantasy Debut:

Google Reader: 300 (actually, 316 by now)
Blog Followers: 100
Twitter Followers: 100 (I'd put the widget up, but it keeps breaking my blog)
Feedburner Subscribers: 50 (+ or - 3 or so)

This is not a lot compared to some blogs, but for what I do here and for the time I am able to put into it, I'm pretty pleased. Thank you to everyone who keeps coming back here and making me feel all special!


Chicory said...

`Thanks to everyone who keeps coming back' Aww, don't mention it. :) Seriously, these are great numbers (and I'm not even a math person.)

Unknown said...

I'm confused. You have 300 Google Reader subscribers, or you are subscribed to 300 blogs with Google Reader?

You should offer email subscriptions through Feedburner, if you don't already. My subscriber count jumped quite a bit when I did that, primarily because some people have no idea what RSS is and some people don't care, so they only visit by randomly stopping in. Email subscriptions they get and use :P.

Otherwise, congrats on your milestone. I'm actually surprised you don't have more Feedburner subs. Your blog is pretty darn popular, and good, in my opinion.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks, Chicory and Shaun.

The Google Reader number is reported by Google Reader (and Blogger Webmaster Tools) as the number of subscribers this blog has. I have no idea how many are defunct. And there is some overlap between Feedburner and Google Reader. And I forgot to mention my email subscribers, but the number is fairly insignificant.

Due to user error and a lack of time to troubleshoot it, I didn't get my feed switched to Feedburner until quite recently. That's why I only have 50 or so subscribers through Feedburner.

ediFanoB said...


I must admit that I prefer to follow blogs by google reader.

Anne said...

Congratulations! I think those numbers are well worth mentioning. {BIG SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

Deborah Blake said...

Your blog is one of the few I follow on a regular basis. See how special you are?

Are you on Twitter? If you post a link to the blog, we your faithful followers can retweet it and spread the word.

Tia Nevitt said...

Thanks, everyone!

Yes, I'm on Twitter--thanks in advance! I tweeted my Zedayi Red post earlier this evening.