1000 Subscribers!


It took me 362 days, but, today, January 10, 2008, my blog finally registered over 1000 RSS subscribers, 1009 to be exact. My first blog post ever was on January 13, 2007. What can I say? It’s been an incredible journey and one that I plan to continue for as long as possible.

On August 8, 2007, my blog hit 500 subscribers and I wrote a post “23 Things I’ve Learned After 7 Months and 500 RSS Subscribers” was ended up being linked by John Chow. It was originally because of that article that I first struck up conversation with John. It was only 2 weeks later that I redesigned his blog.

I am preparing another “23 things I learned” post to celebrate my journey from 500 to 1000 subscribers.

I want to thank everyone who has ever commented on my blog or taken the time to read an article.

By the way, check out the new UBD. πŸ˜‰

63 thoughts on “1000 Subscribers!”

  1. Congratulations, Nate!

    It’s amazing witnessing your success ‘blossom’ like it has. Believe me, it’s definitely inspiring as well as encouraging to hear about your various successes. Your testimony actually reminds me ALOT of my own life.

    As you already know, I’m about to enter the ‘blogosphere’ myself with my partner, and I look forward to our journey in taking advantage in these powerful new media platforms, blogging and podcasting.

    Your my hero! πŸ™‚

    1. Being inspired is always recommended and it’s an important first step, how you take it from there is entirely up to you. Working towards achieving your own goals rather than just being motivated for a short while is the name of the game.

      Alan Johnson

    2. Thanks for the kind words, C.D. I am looking forward to reading your blog. It’s been crazy to think of all the connections and cool things that have happened in the past year.

    1. In the end, as far as bloggers is concerned, every visit, every comment and every subscription is a vote of confidence from readers, that’s what makes blogging special πŸ™‚

      Alan Johnson

  2. Nate what are some good contest ideas to get your RSS feed numbers up?

    I would like to run a contest on my blog to increase the number of readers. Any suggestions?

    1. Sure, having a contest is great for increasing those numbers but the tricky part will be convincing people to continue reading your updates so that content will, as always, end up making the difference.

      Alan Johnson

  3. Nate – congrats mate (even if it did go down a bit today).

    It’s also EXTREMELY weird, because I hit 1000 for the first time today! A pat on the back for us both!

    1. I’ve actually noticed that as well since I also follow your blog on a regular basis, something similar has happened with John Cow and Tyler Cruz, if I am not mistaken.

      Alan Johnson

      1. Hehe yeah – we all seem to be hitting around that number – I’m sure it’s not just coincidence though – they’ve been putting in a lot of time and effort into growing their blogs – I’m sure yours will see similar successes!

    1. Rhys, those spikes are actually from a brief Feedburner problem with it was not counting all of the Google RSS subscribers. Interestingly, and to no surprise, Google subscribers account for like 50-60% of subscribers for most blogs.

    1. Thank you, Sir Jorge. I honestly never thought I would be at 1000 if you had asked me 1 year ago. My conservative estimate at the time was that I would have around 300-400 after 1 year of blogging.

  4. Having 1k RSS subscribers is definitely an important milestone. If you keep up the good work, reaching 2k subscribers will be a lot easier than crossing the 1k barrier.

    Alan Johnson

    1. Hey Alan, thank you for the comments. You are very right – it is about work – and that is something which has been more difficult to keep up during the past 6 months of blogging. I plan to put a lot more effort into blogging in 2008! Thanks for being a regular. πŸ™‚

      1. Sure thing Nate, it’s always a pleasure to contribute to the community of a great blog such as yours, congratulations for always replying to comments, it is something I also believe in and it will definitely pay off in the long run.

        Alan Johnson

    1. Israel, you are climbing the charts fast as well, my friend. When we redesigned your blog, you had around 400 or so I remember. Now, it is almost 800 – congrats man!

    1. Thanks, David. In my book, you were one of the biggest blogging success stories in 2007 – going from a few hundred to over 3000 readers is only possible when you are on your blogging A-game 24/7/365, like you were. I am happy that we got the chance to work together recently and I look forward to a very positive 2008 for both of us. πŸ™‚

  5. Thanks, Ron. Sometimes I need to reread that post so I can gain back inspiration. By far, the biggest obstacle to blogging is doing something that is equally as fascinating and rewarding – and to me, that is administering and growing a business which is at the heart of one of my biggest passions – web design and usability.

  6. GRATS Nate!!!

    1000 subs…awesome accomplishment, and I’m sure that number will grow in no time at all with your level of skill and savvy!

    So…how about that interview? πŸ˜‰

  7. Congratulation getting 1000 RSS readers, It is a really a great achievement within a short period of time. Looking forward to see more interesting blog posts and increase you RSS subscribers.

  8. Congrats Nate! Extremely impressive – both the blog and business. Knew that your business success would be imminent when we talked at BlogWorld. Looking forward to working with you on our blog redesign.

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