Friday, April 03, 2009

Don't You All Love Me Anymore?

Yesterday my Feedburner stats went from 137 to 99. I gasped. I am VERY proud of that 137 and get very sad when I lose just one reader. So to lose 38? WOW. I smelled my armpits. Was it me?

Today I logged on and saw that I am now down to 39 subscribers. That's minus 60 more of, what I thought, were LOYAL *sniff* followers. And what will I see tomorrow? A big goose egg?

I think my heart has stopped. I can't breathe. I need a paper bag. QUICK! DOES ANYONE HAVE A FUCKING PAPER BAG?!!!

What have I done? Did I say something wrong? How could I lose 98 of you beautiful people in two days?

Did you conspire against me? Have you all started a Facebook group entitled, "Let's screw around with Mrs. Schmitty's emotions?"

SAY.IT.ISN'T SO!!

Ahem. Sorry.

Just a few minutes ago I was searching for that group on Facebook and saw a status update from Miss Britt. I stalk love Miss Britt. Apparently Feedburner is displaying a loss of 800 readers on her widget. Now mind you, she is AWE.SOME, so she still has more than I even started with.

BUT 800?!!

Where did everyone go? Did aliens swoop down and beam them all up? Perhaps instead it was a worm invasion! Did Conficker really emerge on Wednesday? Or maybe it was Barry!

If any of my old friends are still on earth or not the victims of an invertebrate. I implore you. Come back to me. PLLLLLLEEEASSEE?!

Oh, and bring your friends.

21 comments:

Momo Fali said...

I'm not even going to look today. I was down over 50 subscribers when I looked yesterday. There is something fishy going on.

Laura said...

I will never leave you!!!! Well, unless you ban me!!!!!! Hee Hee!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Must be Widget Flu again... remember when Google was fussing with theier feeds or whatever they call 'em and followers were dropping like flies? Bet they'll all be back in a day or so, don't worry.

kristi said...

I am a "follower"...I am still here!

The Fritz Facts said...

I don't even know if I am set up in your feeder...maybe I will to make you feel better...lol

At least you aren't alone!!

Annie said...

I have no clue how to even determine how many subscribers I have - my best guess is about 5 lol!

I think there must be something weird going on - although I will say - I think many people who blogged regularly a couple of years ago (me included) have slacked way off in the blog writing (and reading) department.

Stacie's Madness said...

:) I don't use feedburner, but I am sure that it has you worried. I am sure it's a glitch.

Lisa @ Work at Home Mom Revolution said...

I lost a bunch too. I've gotten used to it. Feedburner isn't terribly reliable with stats. I haven't even checked today.

This Mom said...

I don't know what feedburner is but I am a follower. I haven't gone any where. Not that I am anyone.

Jen said...

I think feedburner is wonky today. I have heard other people say their numbers have dropped waaaaay down. I never even check mine so I don't know if mine are off too.

I have noticed though lately that even though my number of visitors is way up, my comments are way, way down. I don't know what's up with that. Probably it's because everyone is like me and way too lazy to comment. I kind of think facebook and twitter are killing blogging.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I wouldn't worry about it. Like someone else said, it's probably one of those widget fidgety things that happen once ina while.

sam {temptingmama} said...

Something is seriously amiss because Craftastrophe has gone down over 1400 and we just had our best traffic day ever.

My personal site has gone down 100...

It's not you, it's them.

Baloney said...

I'm still here! :)
Losing followers daily, but... oh well.
Maybe it's that conficker thing. Haha.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I still love you! I don't even look at Feedburner. Seriously. Although I must confess I am obsessed with Sitemeter.

I've noticed that since I started Twittering my comments are way down. Either I suck or I am scaring people away with my FABULOUS TWEETS! ;)

I also notice that readers seem to lull in the spring.

Lainey-Paney said...

:)
I'm here, I'm here!

Maria said...

My google analytics showed that I lost 49 readers in two days. I generally average about 700 a day and now I am down.

You just have to sort of say, um..."fuck it."

Works for me...

Midwest Mommy said...

Sometimes I hate feedburner. This weekend I went from 160 to 19...how's that for one's self esteem.

Chris said...

Wondering if it's all gone back to normal yet. I'm still here. =D

Drama Queen Jenner said...

I'm lurking, but still here, both in Google Reader and following on Blogger. Maybe feedburner started reducing duplicates? MySpace was having that problem last year, not lowering your friend count when you disconnected with people, so when they fixed it people lost a lot of "friends" in one day.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Okay, I am probably one of them I didn't leave you I just got behind. I promise, I love you!
BTW Barry made me gag! Thanks for that!

Leslie said...

I've never signed up for Feedburner, because I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW. It's bad enough when I see I lost a subscriber in the reader I use.

I've been struggling to keep my head above water, so I haven't been around much, but I'm still here. When I'm not drowning.