If you’re going to be in the tail of a distribution it helps to be in the tail occupied by interesting folks like Scoble. I certainly don’t entertain plans to surpass his subscription count. I’m hovering around 300 feeds now and that is probably a but beyong my practical capacity.
Most people can’t handle more than a couple hundred feeds. Andrew Grumet has computed the distribution of subscription numbers among Share your OPML participants. Here’s the cumulative graph, which highlights how much of an outlier Robert Scoble is with his (at last count) 1296 subscriptions:
[Seb’s Open Research]