Are you reading this on an RSS feed?

02 Oct

Hello everyone! Bit of an odd one here, but I want to find out something.

First of all, please IGNORE this if you’re reading it as a result of …

  • Clicking on a link I’ve posted or someone’s shared on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal or LinkedIn
  • Getting an automated email that you’ve signed up for on the website
  • Entering the blog URL into your address bar
  • Searching for something on Google

Please DON’T ignore this and DO tell me if you are

  • reading this on an RSS feed accumulator like GoogleReader etc., or
  • reading this via WordPress blog subscriptions

by making a quick comment below. If you can tell me what you’re using, that would be great too, but you don’t have to.  And do you read all the articles, or just a few?  Particular ones?

It’s important to me to know how I’m doing with page-views and interest in the Libro blog and website. The statistics I use can’t tell me when someone pulls my content out into an RSS feed programme. So I’d really like to know how many people are viewing it via one. Please, please comment if you do – it won’t take a moment and I won’t evilly harvest your email address and bombard you with information about commas, I promise!

Thank you!


Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Blogging


10 responses to “Are you reading this on an RSS feed?

  1. Sandy Millin

    October 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Hi Liz,
    I’m reading it via Google Reader. i read the confusing words posts mostly, and the others if I have time. When you look at the statistics for an individual post on wordpress it shows you if people are reading it through an aggregator, but it doesn’t show you onthe overallstats.
    Hope that helps.


  2. coeliaclibrarian

    October 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I usually read using Google reader – although I access it through igoogle – I am not sure if that makes a difference. I mainly read the troublesome pairs, the interviews and the cafe spots.


    • Liz at Libro

      October 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

      Thanks for letting me know, coeliaclibrarian (good family of obedient commenters!!)


  3. Liz at Libro

    October 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Thanks Sandy! Is that the “syndicated” section of the stats? And do they go to make up the total on the main page? Is that only if people click through from the reader, though – I can’t see how they can tell otherwise (I set all my views to “whole post” on Googlereader so I rarely click through to the actual post unless I want to comment)


  4. Annette Earl (@annetteearl)

    October 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I read via Googlereader too. Always read the troublesome pairs and love the Saturday blog about a freelancer/businessperson as I’m looking to launch a business next year and really enjoy knowing what they would do differently and what their number one tip is for newbies like me 🙂


    • Liz at Libro

      October 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks for responding – and hope to be interviewing you one day!


  5. eraser carver

    October 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Yes, I read through Google Reader and read all the posts. I read all the blogs I subscribe to that way, I just find it so much more convenient having everything in one place.


  6. Sparrowgrass

    October 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Through a WordPress subscription using Readomatic.



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