Well, I decided to go back to the forum at feedburner and see if they have come up with a solution to the comment count problem. And the answer folks, a resounding no. I even emailed Trent at thesimpledollar to see if he could advise me, his answer after a couple of suggestions that didn't work was to go back to feedburner and keep bugging them. Shit! This is really frustrating. The forum people act like they don't even understand why this is a problem but for me if I can't engender a discussion on this blog then why publish it?