Do you see the little chicklet with the heart?
- This is the Google Support Team's explanation to: What is a Subscriber? How does FeedBurner tally them?
I am so glad that I read the response, because it clarifies everything!! I love the Feedburner tool. It is a valuable helpful tool and I will continue to use it until Google tells me it's no longer free OR for whatever reason OR for no reason at all, I just won't be allowed to use it. It's theirs. They own it. They can tell me to take a hike!
But I don't think I'm going to rely on the number of subscribers who supposedly hold their breath and wake up each morning checking their eMail messages or waiting to receive notifications that I've published another blog post!!
WHY? Because based on the response I read, my non-geek reaction is:
Oh! That's why the number looks so funky?
IT'S BOGUS?? (O.o)
Who cares? Love that feedburner!
Alternative are available. But it serves my purposes!