I have included the 'follow blog via email' widget and have opted to display how many people are currently following my blog. However, the number of people I have noted as subscribing from the email notifications I have received does not match this figure.
I checked my site stats to view the email addresses of those who have subscribed. While most are there, some are randomly missing. I understand that only active subscribers are displayed and that it is possible that some people may have unsubscribed but it seems to be randomly missing some subscriptions, even when I was informed of the new subscription via email only a few hours earlier.
Today, for example, I received three new subscription notifications to my email address, but only the first and last one are displayed. The middle one is someone I know very well and it seems unlikely they would subscribe and then immediately unsubscribe. This person is someone I invited to follow and they are shown as having accepted my invitation when I check this via the 'users' tab. However, they are not shown as one of my active subscribers and hence the widget is showing a figure lower than actual subscriptions.
This seems to be the case with some other subscribers but they often respond to me about my posts and have confirmed they still receive notifications despite not being listed within wordpress as one of my active subscribers.
Is there anything that can be done to rectify this? It would be great if the widget was able to accurately reflect the number of subscribers.
The blog I need help with is jessicakorteman.com.