Forgive this nuts-and-bolts post on this Thursday morning, but I wanted to solicit your feedback on a change I’m considering making: switching my RSS feed from showing the whole blog to only showing partial posts.
If you don’t read this blog in Google Reader or another feed reader, check out this incredible GIF of a hilarious cat and have a great day.
If you do read this blog in a feed reader, I’m very curious to know what you think. This impacts you, and I don’t want to mess things up.
Here’s the thing – when I started this blog, I wanted everyone to be able to read it as easily as possible. I didn’t really care if that happened on this blog or on other websites or anywhere possible.
But lately, I feel like the discussion on the blog has become a bit fragmented because so many sites out there are syndicating this blog willy nilly. People don’t always realize the great discussions that are happening in the comments section on the for-real blog because they are reading it in a place that just pulls the blog content and leaves it at that. If people were forced to click through to read the whole post I feel like we could attract even better comments.
I’m also finding this blog pop up on more and more sites where you can get the whole blog… only other people are advertising on the page. So basically you can read the whole blog only someone else is making money on it.
But I don’t want to cramp your style. Would it bother you if I switched to a partial feed and people had to click through to the for-real blog to see the rest? Do you mind if I give it a trial to see what happens?
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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