A few hours back when the Feedburner RSS counter chicklet that thousands of blogs use to show their subscriber numbers updated bloggers everywhere scratched their heads in wonder.
I’ve had about 10 emails in the last couple of hours from many asking if I’d noticed the difference – a massive slump in numbers.
I suspect it’s just a glitch in Feedburner’s system – or a glitch in one of the major News Aggregators reporting. It’s happened before and I don’t really think that there’s any reason to panic as it looks like it is something that has hit everyone with the chicklet (from what I can see it’s hitting people by between 40-50%).
Thanks to everyone for the heads up – David was first.
Update: looking over Feedburner stats it seems that it’s the ‘Google Feedfetcher’ stats that are not showing up.
Here are yesterday’s breakdown of stats for my Digital Photography School feed:
Here are the stats for today:
As you can see – it’s the Google Feedfetcher stats that are missing today. From memory this happened once before and was rectified the following day.