Thankful Thursday

img_0402a.JPGSo 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?


  1. See, you did it right – that’s a very nice welcome, for humans and cats alike. I was just goofing off, LOL.

    As for where I’ve seen them, I’ve run into a few “I see I’ve got some new readers and I’d like to welcome you all…” kind of posts, which seem kind of phony to me on an affiliate marketing blog. It works much better on something like your site. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks and your welcome!

  3. That’s a cool photo, Chey. πŸ™‚

    I have to admit, I’m lazy, and haven’t subscribed to any blogs. *blush* I wait for cats to post to the Cat Blogosphere, or to visit my blog (I always return visits, unless my humans are ill or out of town.) But your post has me thinking – maybe I should start subscribing to all my friends’ blogs.

  4. Skeeter and LC says:

    We hafta admit, we have no idea what yer talking about. But we’re willin to learn. So what ARE you talkin about?

    Skeeter and LC

  5. We are tecknically challenged. Like Skeeter says ‘we’re willin to learn’ too. We like the word ‘feedreaders’ – is there any food involved?

    Moe & Mindy

  6. Looks like I’m technically challenged too! πŸ˜‰ Oh well I still like your photo! πŸ™‚

  7. That is very cool that you have so many subscribers! I do not think I have very many, myself.

  8. Bloglines is how we read all of the blogs we read (including yours). It’s much easier than dealing with blogroll and pinging.

  9. Yeah, I didn’t know how to subscribe to any blogs until a couple of weeks ago. I would just go down the list on my blog (starting with some key friends πŸ˜‰ ). But we signed up with Spokeo and now we get the feeds when cats post- its really fast too. I didn’t know you could subscribe through your site. Love ya and I visit every day of course!

  10. We’s got you on our bloglines, Chey. Feedreaders are grate! And a’course yoo’s even grater! Hummmm… lotsa cats don’t know what a feedreeder is, it sounds like. Anycat wanna do an article bout it for the Cat Blogosphere? hehehe
    Oh and yoo’s welcome πŸ™‚

  11. We’s going to add this to the hundreds of other things we don’t know about blogging. We’s such new bees we just lap up all the tips and hints we find. Thanks Chey.

  12. Oh, we’ll have to add this to the list of stuff we need Maw to do to our bloggee. Her list is getting VERY LONG.

    We are glad you are indoor only poodins. It’s not safe to go out without a stroller or harness.

    Luf, Us

  13. WE love your bloggie and try to visit often… mommie is such a pain to get over here for her secretarial assistance.

    This picture is very lovely! Lovely colors.

  14. I find I usually see the blogs on CBS before I see them on reader. But I am still experimenting with reader so I do not have proof that this is the case yet.

  15. I’m like a lot of kitties here. I know zip.If Blogger wasn’t “fill in the blanks” we might not be here. However we like to learn(the other reason we started to blog)
    We see stuff on the sides of our friends blogs and don’t know what it is.
    We will get it figured out though!

    After all that,I like the pic you posted!! Cheers,Mickey

  16. I am ashamed to say I do not know what a blog feeder is. i do however think having 15 of them can only be a good thing. Well done chey! Now, if you will excuse me, I have lamb to eat.


  17. We’s played wif Blogrolling AND Bloglines, and bof hav advantages. Didn’t like Google’s reader as much. Yahoo also tries, but not well. We like the side-panel we can open for Blogrolling and that we go directly to the updated blogs BUT it’s a pain that their auto-pinging update indicator fingamajigger is swamped by splogs.
    We also wanna try the one Latte mentioned. When it comes to “feeders,” I’ll try anyfing once!

    But I still like seein updates at the Cat Blogosphere, too.

  18. Glad you got so many subscribers. I am gonna add another rss feed button to my blog too!

  19. i subscribe to blogs – i loves reading bout furends….i am one of your 15 πŸ™‚

  20. Gratitude rocks! thank YOU for such a cool blog
    How do we sign up?

  21. Feedburner. Sounds interesting, somehow like something to eat….
    I know, I know, that’s not it – I got to have the staff look into this matter…

  22. I have used google reader for a couple of months now. I don’t know what I would do without it. I don’t think that My Lady would have let me continue to blog if I didn’t use it.

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