RSS feeds are huge in the blogging world. RSS is an easy way for people to look at your blog and quickly size you up. Your feed reader numbers are considered a status symbol. These readers are your bread and butter, the ones that will take a quick look at your feed to see if they like what you have to say. If they like your post they might drop by, or even better, they blog about you. Lot’s of feed subscribers happen to be bloggers. Since we are busy people and need to digest information quickly, feed readers are our friends.
Since RSS Feeds and XML are so important it only makes sense that you would make it easy on those that wish to subscribe. Before I implemented this change I had my RSS feed set to forward to my FeedBurner page. FeedBurner is a great tool and has worked well, and I will continue to use them, but I’m here to make it as easy as possible on my readers. If I can keep just one more reader by making it a little bit easier then I’ve achieved feed success.
Do you make it easy on your readers? I found the perfect chicklet creator that will help you do it with ease. This tool gives you the option to choose the buttons you want to put on your blog. I chose to apply most of the buttons that were available, you can choose which buttons you think will work best for your blog. You have the choice between the default buttons or a drop down menu. I went with the later to save space.
This is the easiest way to optimize your blog for those important busy readers. It doesn’t take much effort to make it easy for your readers to subscribe. You just might enjoy the results.