FEEDBURNER STATS offer another absolute way of tracking top-ranked sites. Here are the top 10 English language blog sites, according to the number of Feedburner subscriptions each have. This list is not from Feedburner, so it's actually tech-biased. There cooking and lifestyle blogs that would land in the top 10 on another listing.
1. BoingBoing 385,000 readers.
2. TechCrunch 339,000 readers.
3. 43Folders 97,235 readers.
4. Mashable 88932 readers.
5. DumbLittleMan 71,053. Who would've known?
6. 37signals 61,071 readers.
7. John Battelle’s Searchblog 58,135 readers.
8. CrunchGear 57,213 readers.
9. Read/Write Web 55,295 readers.
10. Coding Horror 47,818 readers.
This is not a totally accurate list because when you capture blogs, you miss many mainstream websites. Also, many blogs use something besides Feedburner to track readership subscriptions. But it's a wonderful way of comparing apples to apples.
I wonder how many people would listen to any of those sites if they offered daily podcasts. I wonder how elegantly they could distill their content to tweets?
Stan Shroeder -- "Top 40 Sites According to Feedburner Stats"