Bryan at Arguing with signposts wants everyone to put their syndication feed links near the top of their sidebars so he won’t have to look so hard for them. Gee whiz. It’s bad enough he’s too lazy to click the link to the blog but now he can’t even look around for a link? Sheesh. Reminds me of the old Eddie Murphy joke about the one push car power windows, for those who found holding the button down five seconds too tiring. . . .
At any rate, I’ve moved mine to the top of the left sidebar. A couple questions, though, since I’ve never actually used an aggregator:
1. How do I know how many people are reading the site that way?
2. As a corollary, what does this do to my site traffic? Do people reading via an aggregator count as visits every time they update their feed?
3. What’s the advantage of this process, anyway? Most of the time, the headlines are next to useless–or does the aggregator pull in the posts, too?