I have been using Feedburner to handle the RSS subscriptions for my blogs for a long time. And for a long time I thought it was the only option, and I thought all bloggers were using Feedburner. Now I know that this isn’t true, not at all.
I haven’t stopped, not yet. But I’m asking the question; should I start using an alternative?
Why I am using Feedburner
There are four reasons why I’m using it:
#1 – Statistics
I get a nice overview of how many people are subscribing to my blog and how many are reading each blog post.
#2 – Easy to subscribe
It makes it easy for my readers to subscribe, they provide a lot of options with all sorts of software.
#3 – Easy to use
I have spent a total of five minutes on the installation process and setting up the system. It’s very easy to use. Just a few clicks and I get a great overview of everything I need.
#4 – It’s completely free
I haven’t paid a dime to use it.
There have been issues where people have stated that it sucks. The issues have been mainly about that three issues:
My only real problem is that I’m receiving an error when I enter my url to blogs I’m commenting on who are using CommentLuv. I’m not sure if the error is caused by Feedburner, CommentLuv or if it’s my blog. I have no idea, I just don’t get an updated post as the link back to my blog.
What’s most important to me is that it’s easy for my readers to subscribe to my blog, either by using an RSS reader or by receiving my latest posts in a different way (for instance by e-mail).
So far, I have found the following alternatives:
Are you still using Feedburner?
I’m very intersted to hear if you’re still using their service or if you’re using something else. Please let me know, add a comment.