So what to do?
I could switch to MailChimp for email subscriptions. It lets me migrate email subscribers from FeedBurner, (update: Aweber looks like a better bet) but I don’t know of anything similar for RSS subscribers. It’d be handy if there was one.
I’ve never believed those subscriber numbers (200,000?), so there’s a poll below to give me a quick idea about the most active readers (it’s my first time trying the Yop Poll plugin, and if it doesn’t appear in your feed reader or inbox, come on over to the website).
Thanks for that.
Update: 27 March 2013
Here are the results after a week or so.
If FeedBurner does close, at least something good will come from it — the “Creative Design” feed title can make a sharp exit.
Related news elsewhere:
Why RSS matters, by Kevin Potts
The Google Reader shutdown is yet another nail in FeedBurner’s coffin, on TechCrunch
RSS can’t fill Google Reader void, by Michael Surtees, on Mashable
Apple’s RSS reader, on 512 Pixels
Why I love RSS and you do too, by Brent Simmons
Five best Google Reader alternatives, on Lifehacker