Can you please eliminate this service? Yes, I realize the few likes that are received from there will suddenly disappear. This is a trade off I’m quite willing to endure.
For the views that are received, the slight interaction is not enough to justify it. They never seem to come to the site and spend time according to your ‘Site Stats.’ In fact, there is a great deal of falsehood embedded in these pronouncement.
Without a way to tell that the traffic came from there, and yes, don’t point me to what you consider alerting me (syndicated views, yeah I get it, but it still sucks)! That is a waste of your breath.
Instead make your “reader’ a better RSS feeder, that actually fosters community, visits, and consumption that is measurable/verifiable/worthwhile. Of course I’ll be most thankful when you do this.
While you are redesigning this experience, please feel free to consult me, I’ve at least 45 pages of notes about the bad user experience, the awful user-interaction design, and many other tertiary notes.
PS: To all those reading this from WordPress Reader you have my condolences. There is a noticeable gap between those views and others who find it either directly, organic search engine results, or through social shares. This isn’t to say you aren’t appreciated, you are, but the experience of trying to reciprocate that love shown gives me a headache, stomachache, and vertigo. They could also streamline and update the email system, which desperately needs it, and they could even or should partner with third parties. Feel free to leave any comments concerning your usage of WP Reader below, esp if you love and enjoy it!