Those of you who just asked, "What's that?"; this post is not for you. Those of you who are already moaning the discontinuation of Google Reader, please find a list of services that you can switch too.
Here's a list of (free) services and sites that you can use instead of Google Reader and the most of them will offer you :
NetVibes- It even has a Google-like interface.
Feedly- Takes a bit of getting used to but it has mobile apps too!( Click here to learn more about migration from Google Reader)
Oh! They also tell you the number of people who are following you.
You an also subscribe to the email updates but getting too many emails in a day is not exactly an ideal situation.