When I looked at my stats, I saw that very few people appeared to be coming from RSS. I know that RSS readers are hard to track down (that’s why Feedburner sold for $100 million), so I just used Google Reader as a proxy. There were about 6 people per day coming from there, and I wondered why it was so low, considering that thousands of people have seen my blog through various social news hits. Then I looked at my page and saw there was only the lame RSS link in the WordPress footer.
I looked for a different theme that included RSS in the sidebars. I did this for a (n embarassingly long) while until I realized that WordPress is just PHP, and as a typical elitist hacker, I could make a minor change to PHP code (even if I had to wash my hands afterwards :). So, now it’s done, and the RSS links and icons are now in the sidebar.
So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe!!