The Missing 300 Return

Back in August the number of subscribers to the RSS feed abruptly fell by about 300 in a single day. The numbers do vary from day to day as Feedburner attempts to count the number of computers which are on which subscribe to the RSS feed. Therefore over the weekend the numbers generally fall (with the reported number of subscribers being from the previous day) but there had  never been a drop of 300. Maybe they were abducted by aliens and have now been released as I suddenly notice today that the count is back over 7000 were it was before the sudden drop.

More likely there was probably a glitch so that they were not counting the subscribers through one of the on line sites which pick up RSS feeds and they got it fixed. Now, if only Technorati could fix their problems and stop missing the majority of links to this and many other blogs.

Update: It looks like Feedburner is now having problems, dropping the count from over 7000 yesterday (in line with historical trends) to 998 today (September 18). On further Update I’ve heard from other bloggers that the problem is probably related to a long standing problem with Feedburner and Newsgator. Apparently subscribers who migrate from the older on-line version of Newsgator are not being picked up correctly.

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