Analogue of feedburner and what the feedburner counter shows

Surely all bloggers know about the Feedburner subscriber counter. It's usually the first thing to do after starting a blog. Naturally, the point is not in the counter itself. Feedburner is a service that allows you to visually design RSS and subscribe by mail associated with your RSS feed. This is where all the possibilities of the service end..

Analog of feedburner

I have been using Feedburner from the start creating a blog, but apparently ripe to abandon it. Or rather, switch to another service, more flexible.

First, you want to be able to send article announcements that are not tied to RSS in any way. It is convenient when you can write a letter at any time and send it to your readers. In Feedburner, there are only automatic feeds tied to RSS, they cannot be controlled in any way. Secondly, Feedburner periodically crashes and does not send emails, and you cannot start re-mailing. Thirdly, I realized that the counter from Fidbrener is complete garbage, it shows no one knows what, and in general I have doubts about whether he will ever lose his base..

I think about ... Does anyone use it? What can you say about him? I saw that there is a transfer of the subscriber base from Feedburner, a useful thing.

What the feedburner counter shows

The Feedburner counter is often measured against each other, they say who has more subscribers. They look at these counters to understand how popular the blog is, it's not in vain that 90% of the ratings are based on it..

The number of followers on Feedburn is constantly jumping

The number of followers on Feedburn is constantly jumping

So, in 4 years, I have seen many times how the values ​​of this counter jump. For example, recently on our blog from 500 readers to 1800. Yeah, they run away and then run again.

Same last poll really showed how many readers we actually have on our blog: ~ 700 people. And of these, only 300 are subscribed via mail, and 60 via RSS. That is, only 360 people actually read us through Fibderner. Not weakly so he lies, yes?

In general, it became clear that this counter is generally far from reality, and it is completely unclear where it gets its values ​​from. And since even I myself can not figure out my counter, but nafig it is generally needed. Moreover, as I understand it, very many (who have thousands and tens of thousands of subscribers) have it heavily wound, this can be done if desired.