According to a very scientific study by yours truly, I have found that I am much more likely to skip a blog entry if the site feed is truncated. Blogger, as well as other blog hosting sites, allows you to pick a full or shortened site feed. Or you can choose to turn it off all together. On the shortened feed you usually only get a few sentences in the feed reader.
Now I know the reason behind picking truncated feeds. You want people to actually visit your blog instead of just reading it in their feed reader. Some folks are very interested in their site statistics. And a lot of times we can't really catch the gist of the post from the first few words, so visiting the site is the only way to find out what the post is really about.
Doesn't work that way with me. I am more apt to just skip that post entirely, especially if I have a bunch of stuff in my reader that has built up over a period of a couple of days. Some bloggers occasionally will include a "this is an extended entry" disclaimer. I'm not talking about them because it doesn't happen very often and there is usually a good reason for it.
I'm not trying to get you to change the way you blog (of course I am). And I'm certainly not saying that my way is better than your way (of course it is). And in no way am I saying that my extremely scientific study can speak for anyone else (of course it does). I'm merely making an observation.
Do with it what you will. Which is to say "ignore this post." Thank you.
I'm gonna keep using this graphic until it stops making me laugh.
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