I started out this morning on a high note with the finishing of my first plug-in. I have several in construction, but the “StudioPress FeedBurner Subscriber” plug-in is my first ( it’s a replacement for the Genesis E-News And Updates Plug-in that comes with their templates that has never really worked well within WordPress) ……. then I ran into David Risley! This guy, I swear ….. a trip to his website is like a trip to the dentist. David had a short post about the colossal mistakes made by Bloggers and number one on the list was the use of FeedBurner.
To be sure, FeedBurner is USELESS, period. It is just a subscriber service to your content via E-Mail. I guess the reason that I use it is that I really need to build my readership at this point in my development and it looks really good within my template. I guess it appeals to my OCD nature. But as far as a list building service goes, you can’t do a thing with a FeedBurner list. As David points out the price is right though …….. FREE……… you get what you pay for I guess.
Building a list with Aweber or MailChimp is a better bet than banking your future on FeedBurner. I guess we all live and learn.