I make the full text of my blog available via the rdf & xml feeds. This is great for readers like me who like to read all their news in a newsreader and minimize the clicking. But it's bad for writers like me who like to know how much their stuff is being read, as the act of reading RSS doesn't increment any of the blog's counters.
Is there a silent majority, or even significant minority, of RSS-readers out there? In an effort to find out, some time early next week, I think I'm going to attempt to redirect, at least temporarily, the existing rss feeds to the ones provided by feedburner. This will give me some statistics and should be seamless for everyone, but it's possible that some newsreaders will detect the change and be unahppy.
Feedburner is “pre-alpha” software, so I won't do this for long, at least for now. If you are a reader who relies on either the rdf or the xml feed and find that this change causes you any grief in the next few days, drop me a note and I'll discontinue the experiment. (Or, if you think this is a lousy idea, please say so in comments, and I'll reconsider.)