Tuesday, 21 November 2006

A piece about RSS subscribers, beer and humongous moustaches.

by Edwin Hesselthwite

This represents one of those unfortunate situations (sadly familiar to us from experiences in the past century, damn you Sir Anthony!) where we at LMWN are forced to draw out the begging bowl. On this occasion it has nothing to do with spurious litigation. So, with heads hanging down we come to request of you, IT professionals and Googlers of hairy chinese kids, a favour.

In the process of the site upgrades we have moved our RSS feed from Bloggers automatic feed system to Feedburner - a more sophisticated tool for the job. Feedburner provides some very basic monitoring tools to tell us how many subscribers we have and where they have moved around to on the site, the aim of the exercise is to find out how many people are actively choosing to read the place, as opposed to those who stumble on it in attempts to find out the words to the Pug Nose Face song from Extras. We realise this is a little intrusive, but I'll make an admission here - LMWN is still a little bit fledgling, and it makes a serious difference to my personal productivity if I know there's an audience out there for my words.

So, I'm requesting that you cancel your current RSS feed and re-subscribe, the place is now set up such that all attempts will send you to Feedburner , thereby giving us an idea of how many of you there are out there.

Thanks readers, we appreciate it. Next time you're in The Big Smoke, I'll buy you a beer.

One little thing, take a look at this site. It and LMWN were made for each other - "a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities"

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