So I was inspired to do this post by Sapphire over at Affiliate Marketing Journal. She says “all the kidz R doing it.” I’m not sure who else is as hers is the first I’ve read, but I can see where this would be a fad. After all, a good marketer always thanks people for just being in their store, so why wouldn’t it come around to bloggers to thank people for subscribing to their feeds?
I diligently checked my stats to see if I had any subscribers and lo and behold I do. It varies and I know some feedburner accounts are counted in bloglines, so let’s call it a nice average of 15. This post is to those 15 blog subscribers. Thank you. You are not waiting for blogrolling to be pinged or for me to visit Cat Blogosphere and say I have posted for the day. No, you are proactive and I thank you.
Thank you for having the guts to click on that little icon that says subscribe to this feed; or perhaps you knew your own feedreader long before I offered my little icon and subscribed all by yourself. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
In fact, I’m impressed that there are 15 of you who know what a feedreader is. After all, you’re probably a cat. It’s impressive that you are even literate enough to READ blogs regularly much less understand odd things like feedreaders (and for those who are not in the know, they are not more places to get food–this is what makes knowing about them unusual). All 15 of you make my stats look impressive. I am considering getting one of those icons that says I have 15 subscribers, so that more and more cats (and potentially humans) will want to be part of this subscriber thing. Then I will have even more subscribers. It’s a cascade effect you know.
You 15, however, are the pioneers and I applaud your spirit!
I offer you nothing but my thanks and regular posts, which now and again are actually worth reading. Beyond that, well being able to subscribe to a blogreader should be thanks enough in and of itself, don’t you think?