My Beef With Feedburner

I want to use Feedburner. I think it’s a great idea that it tracks clicks from a newsfeed. But I just don’t want to be tied into the Feedburner service. If I have lots of people subscribed to my feed at Feedburner – what happens if they change their terms of service or start charging more than I’m willing to pay?
Whine, whine, whine – I’m a whiny consumer!

Update: Holy Christ – within minutes two guys from Feedburner answered my questions and quelled my concerns. That kind of responsiveness deserves my business and I’m going to tell everyone about them.






94 responses to “My Beef With Feedburner”

  1. Dick Avatar

    you can use our service without being tied to feedburner! you can redirect your feed to us, and still have users pointing at your original feed. then when you decide to throw us out of the house, just stop redirecting to us! there are lots of examples out there of folks that do this. Check out for detailed how-to and then check out q&a number 2 on this post for examples

  2. Eric Lunt Avatar

    I totally understand your concerns, which is why we’ve tried to get the word out that you can use a redirect trick so you continue to “own” your feed url. Check out question number 2 of our “Very Frequently Asked Questions” here: . Some more detailed instructions here: . Finally, someone else’s account of how they did it here:
    Hope you give it a try!

  3. Andy Avatar

    Holy God that was fast!
    Now I get what you’re saying – now that I think a little more and not be a reactive consumer! Hee hee!

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    HeÒs impressed by how many people are keen to attend public talks and debates at the moment.

  9. elavil Avatar

    Finally we have a replacement for my long lost beloved riding crop! (The story about how I lost it is here if youÒre interested.)

  10. enalapril Avatar

    was reading over in the Blogasm blog bettymcboobs’s tale of the first time she Licked a Girl and it reminded me of my first time.

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    “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I say.

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    Naughty Virgin’s Inside the Mind of A Virgin

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    well, you’ll have to go for a leak eventually, won’t you? then we’ll see what happens.

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    Kim RightÅ Look! Shadow puppets! ItÒs a dog! Ruff RuffÅ Meeow!

  15. fosamax Avatar

    Note also his use of the word ÓliberatiÔ in the first interview.

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    I was thinking this afternoon about the old saw “A man wants all women for one thing, a woman wants one man for all things.”

  18. ibuprofen Avatar

    Yesterday was much quieter, but we managed to fit in a visit from Nicki and Clemmie, who enjoyed capering with her cousines.

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    PS I wonder how Blunkett would feel about the fact that this same person explained how she understood this way of using words by saying ÓitÒs the kind of thing Haider does in AustriaÔÅ

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    producers, blackberries and holding your drink

  21. klonopin Avatar

    The Female Talent can’t see what the director is asking for, so she turns around and faces the camera again.

  22. lamisil Avatar

    then i looked around me, and down at the shag pile rug i was sinking into, and realised that maybe, for him, they’d never been away.

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    Personally, IÒm on the side of the exterminators even though I have some sympathy for the people who report that they feel physical pain when they see apostrophes misused.

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    Secret History featuring yet another media appearance for Bessie and Ted.

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    When it rains you can really smell the poo on the Parkland Walk

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    ItÒs the only time of the year I wish I had Sky to watch the whole terrible but unmissable award show live. We used to have Oscar parties to watch it all through the night!

  27. meridia Avatar

    And here is the message which started the discussion at Shaksper

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    I call him after the awards fiasco, very drunk and tired. “It’s not in the stars,” he says, explaining why it has been impossible for our paths to actually cross.

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    ÓWant me to massage that?Ô sheÒd said, laying her hand two inches above the bunched pile of sheet at his crotch. Her voice cracked the quiet like a baseball hitting a window.

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    I couldnÒt sleep last night, but sheÒs been completely fine

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    What is this country coming to when itÒs only old gits like us (no, heÒs no relation) who can be bothered to utter a voice of dissent every now and then?

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    I have to agree with Merv, whoever he is. Yowza! This is scary to watch.

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    But the absolute, most dreadful Best Ex is the one who broke up with you for cheating, hasn’t spoken to you in years, and will be attending the upcoming wedding of two close mutual friends.

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    the only time the gentlemen of the youth group were interested in my knotting skills was when we were in competition with other youth groups.

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    Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the way politicians and journalists are pronouncing place names associated with the war on Iraq.

  36. phenergan Avatar

    There are some really good web resources on sign language.

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    As soon as you do, we’ll stop selling it.

  38. premarin Avatar

    Two languagey stories in todayÒs Independent, both useable for teaching, I think.

  39. prevacid Avatar

    Staying with a poetic theme, here is something I wrote in college. As you can see, I have a rather warped sense of humor.

  40. prilosec Avatar

    i could easily excape, given the chance, but i thought it diplomatic to end the situation through a request, rather than through rebellion.

  41. provigil Avatar

    Finally we have a replacement for my long lost beloved riding crop! (The story about how I lost it is here if youÒre interested.)

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    Today is the European Day of Languages. I wonder if David Blunkett is taking part?

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    ItÒs simple but effective. They also do other genres. Adolescent poetry is worth a look.

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    ItÒs official now. Black people love ethnorotica. [LiveJournal]

  45. seroquel Avatar

    it was like he had me where he wanted me, so he could do anything he wanted to me, and yet he wasn’t that good at what he wanted to do.

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    I wish I had more to offer you than that.

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    “Ok am I the only one dying to know what sweet pea just did??

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    IÒd post a Scottish photo but blueyonder is letting me down again.

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    Does anyone else find that hard to process?

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    WeÒre having a lazy Sunday around here, nothing special going on. IÒm still trying to find a comforable sitting positionÅ

  51. tricor Avatar

    “P.G.S., I really can’t function without you.” I’m quite serious.

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  53. valtrex Avatar

    Feeling a bit like I fell down the well this week.

  54. vioxx Avatar

    Just another lesson learned. A broken rule will come back and bite you in the ass in more ways than one!

  55. wellbutrin Avatar

    And doesn’t *that* little fact make your panties wet?

  56. xanax Avatar

    I too let out a loud chuckle until I caught myself thinking “he might be serious”.

  57. xenical Avatar

    Any particular reason you’d want to fly to San Francisco? IIRC, Swingers is set in Los Angeles.

  58. zanaflex Avatar

    Nigella is extremely fuckalicious. It’s just a shame that she opted to marry an insidious prick with lots of money, instead of a rich man with an insidious prick…

  59. zantac Avatar

    Damn, once again I was too disorganised to get myself ready in time for National Slacker Day

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