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Feedburner Burnt My Subscribers

I’ve been having quite a time with Feedburner of late. Being somewhat new to this whole RSS and blogging seriously thing I’ve pretty much learned everything on the fly. Once I set something up, I like it when it works properly so I can forget about it and get on to the next.

Well, unfortunately, that is not the case with my relationship with Feedburner. I spent a little time setting up a Feedburner account for each of my blogs. Once I got the first one set up, each additional setup got easier. I tested the e-mail sign up and received a few of my posts via email as they were posted. Great! All is right with the world. Now I can work on the next item on my “2 Do” list.

Well, not really. All was going swimmingly until I decided to check my stats. Why did I do that? I took one look at my stats page and saw that all my subscribers had vanished. Yep, all zeros. Great big doughnuts across all of my accounts! To top it off, I haven’t been receiving e-mail notifications of my own new posts!

My ‘2 Do’ list just gained a new entrant. Find a replacement for Feedburner and redirect all of the feed links. Ugh!

In my research process I came across the following post, “How to Leave Feedburner Without Losing Your Subscribers.” It looks like I can’t get away with just checking one check box and inserting a URL redirection to my new feed. It looks like it will take a little bit of work (heavy sigh!).

Maybe I’ll wait a day or two to see if Feedburner fixes the problem. I’ve heard that this has happened before. I’ll practice a little patience (for about 24 to 48 hours). After that, I’ll have to diligently work on switching my feed (ohhhh dread!).

Has anyone else run into this problem? If so, how did you handle it? Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Felicia July 21, 2008, 10:21 am

    An update: It seems that my subscribers are back. Whew!

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