If Feedburner was not already a part of Google the following from the Feedburner blog would probably start a lawsuit.
…the reason is that specific subscriber stats from Google Feedfetcher were offline because this service was apparently out late with friends on Friday night, and well, it completely slept through Saturday…
I noticed the drop in RSS readers this morning.
I do not have that many RSS subscribers yet, but I was surprised to see a large drop. Not only on this blog, but also at the other sites I have with Feedburner.
It was not until I went to Ed Lau’s blog that I found out it was not just my sites.
John Chow also has a post about the RSS numbers.
In John Chow’s case, it was a loss of nearly 5000 readers. That would put him back almost to where he was before the contest with Shoemoney.
Fortunately, the Feedburner post says everything should be back to normal shortly.
This would be a good time for you to subscribe to my RSS feed if you are not subscribed already.
I do not post at a regular schedule, and getting updates by RSS is more convenient than trying to check back. You can also get updates by email through Feedburner.