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How do I know who has Subscribed my blog?

  1. Hi, I'm trying to find my way around WordPress as I'm new to Blogging so please forgive me if my question is a silly one. It's also the first time I'm using this Forum.
    After reading about "My Subscriptions" I don't seem to find anything explaining how do we know whoever chooses to Subscribe our blogs. Who are our Subscribers? So... it's not about me subscribing to other blogs but others subscribing to mine. If I'm making any sense here... maybe I'm missing something. Thank you for any help and for a wonderful blogging platform! :)

    The blog I need help with is activeintuition.wordpress.com.

  2. I think you'll get an email...

    I got one when my first subscriber signed up and it tells you their email and location. Handy....

  3. The Site Stats page on you dashboard will show you your subscribers.

  4. You won't know who subscribes via an rss feed, however. You may occasionally see in your referrer stats a site that aggregates rss feeds or that lets people read all their blog rss's in one place. I subscribe to most blogs and news sites via rss feed, since it's quite handy to have it all in one place and it cuts down on my email.

  5. Although you can' t know who subscribed to your blog via rss, there are stats available for how many views you get that way. http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/#feeds-and-statistics

    That page will show you where you find the stats for it.

  6. Thank you all very much for your help, much appreciated. I think I've found the answer to my question.

    @mistressneko, yes I realise now about the emails. I only have three but that's okay as I've just started.

    @vanillalounge, I've checked in detail the "Site Stats" page and it gives us lots of information, depending on what we want to know. Great.

    @mmadfan, to be honest I'm not very familiar with RSS Feeds so I wont worry too much about that at the moment. Once I get used to blogging then I explore many other options and features available. I have however checked the link you suggested. Thank you.

    I didn't realise Forum replies were coming so quick... I''m impressed! :)
    Sorry for my "late" comment back but I only read it all now.

  7. @treespirit11:
    RSS feeds let people subscribe to blogs or news sites (or any other sites with dynamically changing content) and be able to see them all in one place. I use rss for almost all of the blogs I like to follow regularly, as well as for some news services. It's quite handy.

    Some people only make summaries available through rss feeds, and some people allow the entire post to be picked up through rss. Most news organizations give summaries (good, since that way you can pick & choose which ones to go to the site to read, and they don't take up a lot of space in the reading pane), and others make the entire post available.

    Here's some info about rss feeds on wordpress.com:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/rss-links-widget/

    Have fun blogging!

  8. @ mmadfan: thanks a lot for your input here. Sorry for only commenting now. I'm checking in more detail the suggested links and surely will use them in the future if I feel like it. I would imagine it can get quite confusing if one is not selective enough. Yes, I hope to start having some fun when blogging as until now it's been more of browsing around and finding how things work. I think the real inspiration for writing will come gradually... I can feel it coming my way. :)

  9. You're welcome!

  10. I am not receiving emails for subscribers and I just asked a friend to subscribe (just to test it). When I went to "site stats" no one showed up. What am I doing wrong?

  11. Please go to you page here > Settings > Discussion and be sure that you have enabled emails notifications for subcriptions there. Scroll down to this
    E-mail me whenever
    E-mail me whenever Anyone posts a comment
    A comment is held for moderation
    Someone likes one of my posts.
    ___ Someone subscribes to my blog.
    Click "save changes"

  12. All of these boxes were already checked...

  13. Then you need to report your issue to Staff. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

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