11 people must have their Dan Miller!!

Yes, yes it’s true. 11 people must have their Dan Miller. One of the features of Google Reader is that it will tell you how many people are subscribed to your blog, if you have it hosted on your own website. If you look in the access logs, there are lines like this

  • – - [09/Aug/2007:12:41:49 -0500] “GET /blog/atom.xml HTTP/1.1″ 304 – “-” “Bloglines/3.1 (http://www.bloglines.com; 2 subscribers)”
  • – - [09/Aug/2007:12:39:08 -0500] “GET /blog/atom.xml HTTP/1.1″ 304 – “-” “Feedfetcher-Google; (+http://www.google.com/feedfetcher.html; 7 subscribers; feed-id=17013892812815636262)”
  • – - [09/Aug/2007:11:59:06 -0500] “GET /blog/rss.xml HTTP/1.1″ 304 – “-” “Feedfetcher-Google; (+http://www.google.com/feedfetcher.html; 2 subscribers; feed-id=16923755633143554832)”

If you can make your way through the technobabble, you will see that 11 people must have their Dan Miller. 9 are subscribed through Google Reader (7 to atom.xml and 2 to rss.xml) and 2 through Bloglines. Both Google Reader and Bloglines do essentially the same thing – allow people to subscribe to multiple blogs / feeds.

That way you only have 1 place to go (Google Reader or Bloglines) for any and all feeds that you want to check up on. And it will alert you to which ones have new posts. It’s a time-saving feature – that way you only have to go to the blogs that have new content. I highly recommend getting yourself on one of these. If you already have a Google account (Gmail or blogger or other), then it’s pretty easy to get started with Google Reader. Of course, then when Google disables your account that makes it doubly or triply annoying but hey!

In other news, yesterday (August 8th) marked the 10th anniversary of my return to the US from my 2 year mission in the Dominican Republic. Woah I’m old!

So out yourself, oh 11 people that must have their Dan Miller! Let me hear you say it loud, say it proud!

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Comments (9) left to “11 people must have their Dan Miller!!”

  1. Carolyn wrote:

    Ok, you caught me. I’m saying it LOUD AND PROUD!! I MUST HAVE MY DAN MILLER!!!

    signed: Your awesome wife

  2. Anonymous wrote:

    dang it, you mean you know that you have secret fans? i’m suddenly feeling so naked…

  3. braden and kerry wrote:

    Actually, thanks to the miracle that is the Opera web browser, I don’t need any outside software to subscribe to newsfeeds, and therefore, I may just be subscriber number 12. And I have it on good authority that Kerry uses the newsreader called “open up the web page and see if there is anything new”, so that makes her unlucky number 13.

  4. dan wrote:

    The people, indeed, MUST have their Dan Miller

  5. Carolyn wrote:

    who are you anonymous person!

  6. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m not a subscriber but stumbled into becoming a habitual reviewer after finding your blog via some posting on another blog describing your ward. Something rang familiar and I deduced you were in the I-71 Corridor. We’ve never met, but now I’m watching . . .

  7. Carolyn wrote:

    Take note, anonymous people are freaky.

  8. dan wrote:

    I’ve got this feeeling, somebody’s waaaatching me (and i’ve got no privacy-y-y)

  9. Carolyn wrote:

    ohh OOOHHH Oh.

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