October 21, 2007
About a year ago, I started reading my blogroll via Google Reader. Before that, I had an idea of what RSS Feeds were but I thought they were just for super-geeks and I wasn’t quite sure how to use them. Then I discovered the beauty of being able to zip through my favorite reads so quickly, without having to wade through un-updated blogs. Talk about saving time! The only downside is, Google Reader is kinda boring, unlike all of our much more attractive blog designs and templates. Plus, if I want to comment on a post, I have to click through to the actual site which kind of makes the whole process feel a little disconnected. Or maybe I’m just thinking to much about reading blog posts!
So it got me thinking: how many of my readers actually visit my site to read my posts, and how many read them through a feed reader? I’m really just curious. I have a site tracker, and I also have my WordPress feeds going through Feedburner with a plugin I installed, so I have a general idea but I thought I’d ask for more ‘real’ responses. If you use a feedreader, which one to you use?