1000 RSS Subscribers to Beirut Spring. Thank You

I was positively surprised this morning when I peeked at my RSS counter (bottom of right sidebar) and found that 1019 of you are now subscribed to Beirut Spring’s RSS feed. I don’t usually celebrate statistical milestones — and I’ve had many since I started blogging in 2005 — but this one is close to my heart.

The reason I still prefer RSS over subscription devices like Facebook and Twitter is that RSS is still the best way not to miss what someone writes. Twitter and Facebook are great tools, but they’re more about what’s happening right now. A great blog post that was written 10 hours ago can easily get lost in a torrent of cool links and photos.

For those who are still not subscribed, perhaps you’d like to subscribe by email?

One more time, thank you.

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  • http://www.chezchiara.com Chiara

    I’m glad to be one of your RSS feed subscribers via Google Reader.

    I like that one can subscribe to the comments as well, that the feed reliably appears and can be accessed as part of your blog file, and that your posts and the comments on them can be tagged by topic, and would in any case appear as part of a topic search on Google Reader.


    • Mustapha

      Thanks Chiara for being a loyal reader :)

  • Daniel

    Is it possible to view RSS feeds by geographic distribution?

    Greetings from the Netherlands

    • Mustapha

      Hey Daniel, I don’t think it’s possible to know where your RSS subscribers come from, but they are probably following the same geographic distribution of people who visit the website. Those you can tell where they came from..