I used to have a group of friends called “Subscribers”. Feedburner set us up. I loved watching the number of my friends grow. It was fun. Borderline obsession, what can I say?
Then, just as easily as Feedburner fixed us up, they broke us up. All few hundred of us, until my friends stood strong at ZERO.
After awhile, I just shrugged and walked away, eventually completely forgetting about what an asshole this Feedburner was to me. It’s a defense mechanism. You’re mean? I forget about you. Self-preservation of the blogging kind.
So, just today, I was hanging out in the group I created on Facebook Pimps and Hos. The discussion was about my Arch Enemy, Feedburner. It seems that now, all of a sudden, so many others are having the same thing happen to them. Only, I’m sure they had a larger number of friends that were dumped than I did. Either way, being dumped sucks. Royally.
My friends in my group spoke of this place called FeedBlitz. I had heard of it and, as it turned out, I had an inactive account already set up there.
Today, I activated that inactive account. I’m hoping that, perhaps, I can find my long lost friends, the group I lovingly referred to as “Subscribers”. Sadly, I deleted my Feedburner before activating my Feedblitz, losing any of you who were there. Sniffle.
Being a self-admitted NON-Techie, I dragged myself through the process of adding my RSS feed, my Twitter, Facebook and whatever other account I could, onto my new buddy, FeedBlitz.
I’m not sure I did it right although, I did get a notice that I have one new friend who wants my blog in her feed…silly girl, doesn’t know what she’s in for, apparently.
To the couple of friends who still come here to check in on me intermittently, if you would be so kind as to subscribe here, I’d be so honored. And grateful. And excited. And every other positive adjective describing warm fuzzies.
I promise, I don’t blog a lot so you won’t be bothered by clutter more than once or twice a week…if even.
Listen, I understand, us bloggers should have better things to concern ourselves with other than our numbers. But, we are considered a narcissistic bunch so, really? Why would anyone expect anything less than a number obsession from me?
Today, I won’t obsess about my numbers. I’ll spend my time a little more wisely.
Instead, I’ll just beg for you guys to subscribe to my new feed. And then, starting tomorrow…or maybe Wednesday, I’ll begin my obsessing again.
Here is that link again, in case you may have missed it from early up there on my post.
Here is my begging: Please. Please. I beg you. Just subscribe and I’ll never bother you again!
Aw shucks, thanks!!