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More people reading my teaching blog than I thought…

Subscribers to the RSS feed at teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk (click to enlarge)

My blog over at teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk is fairly popular. It’s not in the same league as, say, Weblogg-ed, but it gets a fair amount of a traffic for a one year-old blog. I track the number of people who subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed (what’s that?) via a free service from Feedburner. Up until today Google haven’t been releasing subscriber numbers for their Google Reader service which, since significant improvements last autumn, has been the feed reader of choice for both myself and many others (superceding Bloglines).

Now that the numbers have been released it would appear that around 80 people subscribe to my blog via Google Reader, which adds around a quarter onto my subscriber numbers. Of course some people just visit the site instead of subscribing to the RSS feed, so the actual visitor numbers are probably over 400 per day. It’s difficult to tell because some reading the RSS feed may click through to the site, etc.

Here’s the analysis of January 2007′s visitors according to my webhost:

Visitors to teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk in January 2007 (click to enlarge)

Of course, I don’t blog about education just for an ego trip, but it is nice to see that there are a fair few people reading my inane ramblings…

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