site stuff


This is just a quick heads up for those of you who follow iPad Insight via RSS. We will soon be changing the RSS feed for the site – probably as soon as the next day or two.

The reason for the change is that we currently use FeedBurner to provide the site’s feed. FeedBurner was bought by Google a few years back and the service seems to have got less and less attention from them as time went on. The expectation is that they will soon be shutting FeedBurner down. This week they shutdown one major element of it with all of one business day’s notice.

I don’t want to wait around for them to do the same with the entire service – so we’ll be switching over in the next few days. Please look out for another post with the new feed link as soon as we make the change, so that you don’t miss any articles.

I know we have a lot of readers who primarily read our content via RSS. Once we make this change you’ll need to update the feed address for iPad Insight in your favorite RSS reader app. Please know that we’re going to do our best to minimize disruption with the feed changes, and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused by the changeover.

Yesterday this site reached 10,000 approved comments. I’d been watching the site dashboard pretty closely for a few days as it approached this number, just because it’s a big, round number and it feels like a solid number to have hit since the site launched in January of 2010.

What I most like about the 10,000 comments number is that we have had such a very high percentage of useful, constructive comments. Quality comments and good discussion – and very, very few comments that are troll-like or nasty and attacking. I’m sure the quality of the comments enhances the quality of the posts here.

While I’m here I’ll quickly mention a few other site milestones that I feel quite happy about:

– We’ve published over 3,200 posts

– We now have over 20,000 followers on RSS and social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

– iPad Insight is on track for over 6 million page views this year.

Huge thanks to all of you who visit the site and have made these milestones possible. Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, and thanks for all your great participation in the comments. I have a ton of fun running this site, and I look forward to working harder at making this an enjoyable and useful place to visit for insight on all things iPad.