How many people subscribe? And who…
- SAP Developer Network SAP Weblogs – 33
- Comments on SAP Developer Network Weblogs – 4
- Forum: ABAP Programming – 1
- Forum: Exchange Infrastructure – 1
- Forum: Java Programming – 1
- Forum: SAP NetWeaver Platform – 1
- Forum: Technologies – 1
- Forum: Web AS General Forum – 1
Now what is really cool though is you can see who subscribes to those feeds (if they decide to allow it, the totals above include private subscribers as well). Click the numbers above to see who subscribes, the description will give you the RSS feed. It’s a little dissapointing to see how few people are using these, but hey the numbers can only get better. Something tells me anyway that it still may not be widely known that you can subscribe to the forum posts this way. I would note that when you take the RSS link provided in the forums it will work better if you change the link from https to http, some services have problems with login even if they have the capability. I find this so useful to monitor the forums as I’m lurking for questions on a very narrow range of topics. Viewing the posts this way allows me to quickly see what is being actively discussed there and whether there is anything I need to respond to.
Regarding the who, as you can see from the above apparently only http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/weblogs?blog=/pub/u/3294 [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] and myself care what any of you have to say about the posts here. I’m fairly certain Mark reads all the posts and comments here as well… OK, OK, I know he does but even the RSS evangelist and Bloglines user that he is he doesn’t subscribe to that feed.
So I got here from a totally different angle, how many click throughs feeds deliver, it’s really the who I find so interesting though. But hey isn’t that what makes the net, and blogs in particular so great (bias alert: I love tangents). Now I can check out the blogrolls of the other people who already share a common intrest. For example I found this fantastic interview with Henning Kagermann in Business 2.0 linked from Jeff Nolan’s blog, who with 126 subscribers is probably the most popular SAP employee blogger out there. Something tells me there is a lesson here related to locked doors since Jeff’s blog doesn’t require registration. The fact that none of the feeds above other than Jeff’s are indexed by Technorati seems to confirm this.