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Who’s reading your blog

If you’re like me, you’d like to know who’s reading your blog. Hit counters stopped being accurate a long time ago (thanks spammers!), so you need something else. I’m using MyBlogLog for a select few of my readers in the hope that it catches on (then again, maybe I only have 4 readers…).

Whatever, RSS is where it really stops. Feedburner let’s me know how many people have subscribed to my feed, but that again leaves a lot of readers unaccounted for.

From the other side, there’s a different perspective: what if I want to *tell* a blog that I’m reading it? Currently there’s no way to do that. How about a reader optionally adding an identifier to the RSS GET request?

Any other ideas?

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