This has always be a vague unknown because Google Reader doesn't tell you stuff like that. Right?
Maybe I'm the last person to figure this out, but today I stumbled across an easy way to see how many readers are subscribed to any given blog.
So here's your main Google Reader screen right?
Ignore the fact that I have 583 unread blog posts that I'm trying to catch up on. I like blog reading because unlike with food, my eyes can be bigger than my stomach and no one gets hurt.
See over on the right hand side, underneath "Show:Expanded- List" there is a little link that says "Show details."
Watch what happens when you click it.
Say whaaaaa?? It's been THAT easy to see how many google reader subscribers I had this whole time? Yeesh, I feel silly.
The nosy part of me also loves that I can see how many readers other blogs have too. Pioneer Woman has 62,500 just on READER! That is cra.zy. She's like Oprah, but with cows.
So that's my tip for the day, and for those of you who aren't blogging and could care less about this stuff, I just want to make sure about one thing: You are using Google Reader right? If you want to keep up with more than one blog, it's the only way to go.
Update** I forgot to mention how I used to check how many subscribers I have on Google. I would click "Add new subscription" and put in the name of my own blog. It would bring up a list of blogs and mine would usually be the first on the list. It says right next to the name "___ blank subscribers" It's possible that is a more accurate number. Who knows! I'm done thinking about this.