While Feedburner has launched an awareness API, the folks there have not yet given users a way to subscribe via RSS/Atom to your own traffic data. The absence bugged me enough that I wrote a little script so that you can get your Feedburner traffic stats as an RSS feed.
It works like this: Say your Feedburner feed ID is “CoolFeed” (note that case matters), then in your favorite feed reader app (e.g., Bloglines, Feeddemon, etc.) you’d subscribe to “http://www.kedrosky.com/cgi/fb-stats.cgi?n=CoolFeed” (without the quotes). Note: I’m not talking about your blog name, I’m talking about your Feedburner feed title. It’s whatever you set it to be when you burned your feed in Feedburner.
Make sense? Try it. It works for me — and if it doesn’t work for you, let me know.
Oh, and one last thing. Do me a favor and don’t beat the tar out of this. Every three hours is plenty frequent to update your feed, and once-daily would be better. People who can’t stop themselves from checking their feed stats every thirty seconds are not going to be using my little service for long.
[Update] In comments to this post Charlie Wood has expanded helpfully on my crummy instructions:
For people who are no smarter than me (there might be a few), you’ll need to activate the Awareness API for your feed. Also the feed ID Paul’s script needs is the Title of your feed.
To save Paul some cycles and bandwidth (and to be nice and circular), you can run the results of his service back through FeedBurner. For instance, you can see my stats at http://feeds.feedburner.com/mw-fb-stats
You’re right: That is magnificently circular!