If you are an obsessive follower of statistics you might notice that you could join the four hundred and ninety people who hang on every word I write on this blog.
That’s right. I have four hundred and ninety subscribers. WordPress proudly tells all my readers that they can “Join 490 other followers” in subscribing to my every update.
Only thing is … it’s a cheat.
A week ago I had 11 subscribers (all of whom I love very dearly indeed, not least because they give me validation). So where did the jump come from?
Wellll, this new template has a Publicise option which auto-posts to Twitter when a new post goes live. Which is a feature that I love dearly – especially when I remember to edit what it’s going to say.
But the BEST PART of doing that is that it turns out that since I turned that on, WordPress now automatically counts EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY TWITTER FOLLOWERS as a subscriber to my blog. So instead of 11 readers (which is not a very big number even though as mentioned I love you all dearly) I have a veritable horde of readers. Nearly three and a half gross of you.
I wonder what would happen if I connected it to Facebook as well.