Admittedly I am a bad blogger. I do not push, ask for, put extra entries for, or otherwise baby my RSS feeds. It’s been a huge mistake of mine.
HOWEVER, I was a tad sad that the 1000 people that faithfully read my blog on a daily basis got bumped when Feedburner went kaput to 0 yesterday (now being defended as a “glitch”.
Here is what greeted me today:
If you do not know, Feedburner API is going Bye Bye and if you were naughty like me and have not downloaded an Excel file or CSV file to change your feeds to feedblitz or a newsletter program, I found a fix.
Login and go to you PUBLICIZE tab.
Then under email you can export:
OR you can CHANGE THE DATE to a few days ago…I picked Sept 16th.
and voila…all the old stats appear:
Then do an EXPORT on the CSV file link.
It will look like this when you download (minus the red privacy block I added):
Now at least you have them.
Just wanted to put this info out there for all those people (rightfully) panicking so you can save what you have. There appears to be a lot of debate on what is happening to Feedburner. My position? Just take your subscribers off and get them in a more independent place to be on the safe side. According to Neville Hobson, you will no longer be able to use Feedburner for RSS as of October 20th.
- Here is a very in depth article from Feedblitz “The Facts and Tales from the Front Line”
- Will Google Shut down Feedburner
- Is feedburner about to be shut down
- We’re leaving Feedburner and why you should too.
- What if Feedburner Closes