I recently wrote a blog asking how you manage the blogs that you read. Thanks to everyone who contributed advice, which was very helpful. As a result of that advice, I was led toward publishing my blog using the feedburner service. This allows me to push content to multiple channels and to track how my blog is being subscribed and read.
I was actually very surprised at how many people subscribe to my blog. Feedreader provides me with the type of blog subscription tools people are using and from what country they are reading it. But don't worry, it doesn't identify who is reading the blog. If you are interested in subscribing, you can subscribe at this subscription link.
The primary tools people use to access Content Log are Google Reader or Homepage (28%), Bloglines (17%) and a bit of NewsGator (8%). I thought most people were accessing it mainly through Google search, but many of the links in Typepad do not show the source of link.
Here is the list of all the different types of feed readers that people are using and feedburner's description of those feed readers:
- Akregator -- Akregator is an open source aggregator that you can download at Sourceforge
- Apple CFNetwork Generic Client -- Most of the time, this the Apple OS X screensaver, which acts as a desktop feed reader. This user-agent can also represent other independent software that used Apple frameworks to build a feed reader.
- Attensa for Outlook -- Attensa for Outlook is an RSS reader that brings up-to-the-minute news and content from Websites, blogs and Podcast sites directly into Microsoft Outlook.
- BlogBridge -- BlogBridge is a desktop feed reader for Windows, Linux and Mac. BlogBridge provides a full suite of feed reading tools including feed search, discovery and categorizing capabilities that are unique to BlogBridge
- Bloglines -- Bloglines is a web-based aggregator that makes it easy to keep up with your favorite blogs and newsfeeds. With Bloglines, you can subscribe to the RSS feeds of your favorite blogs, and Bloglines will monitor updates to those sites.
- FeedDemon -- FeedDemon enables you to quickly read and gather information from hundreds of web sites — without having to visit them. Don't waste any more time checking your favorite web sites for updates. Instead, use FeedDemon and make them come to you. Written by Nick Bradbury, creator of TopStyle and HomeSite, FeedDemon makes RSS/Atom feeds as easy to access as your email.
- FeedReader -- FeedReader is a freeware Windows application that reads and displays RSS feeds. It supports the RSS formats 0.9, 0.91, 1.0 and various extensions such as Dublin Core. FeedReader does not support Atom.
- Firefox Live Bookmarks -- "Live Bookmarks is a new technology in Firefox that lets you view RSS news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks menu.
- Because of how the browser operates, version 1 of Firefox might be overstating the number of Live Bookmarks subscribers and some casual visitors may be counted as subscribers. This is fixed in version 2 and will show up as a separate entry called ""Firefox Live Bookmarks""."
- Firefox Live Bookmarks -- Live Bookmarks lets you view RSS news and blog headlines in the bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks menu. With one glance, quickly see the latest headlines from your favorite sites. Go directly to the articles that interest you - saving you time.
- Google Desktop -- Google Desktop doesn't just help you search your computer; it also helps you gather new information from the web with Sidebar, a new desktop feature that shows you your new email, weather and stock information, personalized news and RSS/Atom feeds, and more.
- Google Feedfetcher -- Feedfetcher is how Google grabs RSS or Atom feeds when users subscribe to them in Google Reader or the Google Personalized Homepage. Subscriber counts include Google Reader and the Google Personalized Homepage. Feedfetcher collects and periodically refreshes these user-initiated feeds, but does not index them in Blog Search or Google's other search services.
- GreatNews -- GreatNews is a downloadable RSS desktop client for Windows. GreatNews is optimized for "full page reading" so that you can scan through a number of articles quickly without having to navigate between feed items.
- Gregarius -- An open source feedreader for inclusion in web sites
- intraVnews -- Keep up with hundreds of websites and have RSS and Atom news items delivered into your Outlook folders, as easy as email! With the powerful interface of intraVnews you get total control over your feed subscriptions on the Internet and your intranet.
- Java-based feed reader -- There are a number of feed readers, some quite sophisticated, some hacked together, that only identify themselves as having been built in Java and provide no further information about their identity. Thus, this particular "category" of feed reader is a catch all for one or more readers that are only partially identifying themselves when accessing your feed. If you know people are accessing your feed through a client that you don't otherwise see in this list of clients and aggregators, it's quite likely that the client is either sending no identifier or using this catch-all java identifier.
- Liferea -- Liferea is an open source feed reader for Linux
- Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yoono; http://www.yoono.com/) --
- My Yahoo -- A web-based newsreader that allows you to select and manage RSS headlines within a My Yahoo! account.
- NetNewsWire -- NetNewsWire is an easy-to-use RSS Web news reader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface - similar to Apple Mail and Outlook Express - can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news.
- Netvibes -- Netvibes allows you to create a personalized home page incorporating different kinds of weather, sports, news, product content and RSS/Atom feeds
- NewsGator Online -- NewsGator online is a free web-based aggregator with a clean user interface that makes it easy to arrange and track your favorite news feeds. Newsgator supports all the major feed formats and has a number of additional features for ranking feeds, getting recommendations, and permanently saving specific feed items.
- NewsGator Outlook Edition -- NewsGator is one of the most popular feed readers. It runs within Microsoft Outlook. The latest versions of NewsGator provide the ability to read feeds on multiple machines running Outlook with full synchronization.
- Omea Reader -- Omea Reader is an easy to use, all-in-one RSS/ATOM feed reader, newsgroup reader, and web bookmark manager. But what really makes it unique is the level of information organization and management features including lightning-fast searches, flexible filing, contextual access, and extensibility.
- Onfolio -- Onfolio 2.0 includes a number of new features including a feed reader, Firefox integration, blogging support, shared collections, improved capture, Outlook integration, EndNote integration, folder publishing, and even more.
- Outlook 2007 -- "Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to subscribe to an RSS Feed is quick and easy and does not involve a registration process or fee. After you subscribe to an RSS Feed, headlines will appear in your RSS folders. RSS items appear similar to mail messages. This number may be inflated, since some requests from Internet Explorer 7 also identify themselves in this manner."
- Rojo -- Rojo (pronounced like Mojo with an R) is a web-based service dedicated to helping Internet users efficiently manage online content and information flow.
- RssReader -- RssReader is a free news reader for RSS and Atom feeds. Features include support for authenticated feeds and OPML import/export.
- Safari RSS (OS X Tiger) -- Safari RSS is the built-in news aggregator found in Apple's Safari web browser, starting with the version found in Mac OS X "Tiger." More information can be found on the Apple Safari RSS page.
- SharpReader -- SharpReader is a popular feed reader for Windows that handles all RSS versions and Atom. SharpReader has a number of powerful features like support for HTTP Authentication, making it possible to subscribe to authenticated feeds, drag-and-drop feed subscription, and keyboard navigation between content items.
- Thunderbird -- Thunderbird is Mozilla's next generation e-mail client. Thunderbird makes emailing safer, faster, and easier than ever before with the industry's best implementations of features such as intelligent spam filters, a built-in spell checker, extension support, and much more.
- Topic Blogs -- Topic Blogs is under construction as of Autumn 2005
- Vienna -- Vienna is a freeware, open source RSS/Atom newsreader for the Mac OS X operating system
- Windows RSS Platform -- This represents a subscription from the Microsoft Windows RSS platform. The actual client can vary, but your feed is being regularly checked and read.
- WordPress -- Wordpress bot