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full vs. short or none

Can we talk about the google reader again?

First, I can't tell you how much I love my google reader.  It's completely amazing and does so much work for you, it's thoughtless.

What I'm about to say, some of you might not get if you don't use a reader and while I did do this one time in the past, I haven't done it since, because it's just annoying.

What am I talking about?

Whether you allow your blog to post a full post, a short post or completely hide a post in your feed settings...

I personally have a full post setting because I want people to read it and if they don't get the full post in the reader, chances are they aren't going to come to my blog to read it.

People who have the (publish) short or none feature set, well this is just plan annoying and while I've tried to be accommodating to these blogs, I've decided that it's probably not worth my time.  If I want to read your blog and have it in my reader, I want the full post.  I don't want to have to pull up your blog to read it.  If I go to your blog, it's simply to leave a comment.

Over the past week, this has become more and more annoying to me.  To the point, that I've decided that I'm just going to stop following the blogs that don't allow for the full view feed.  It's nothing personal, I just feel that I get the best reading time in when I'm using my reader and I want to save time by only having those with full view in there.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about and you don't know about this setting on your blog, you can change this... In blogger, go to settings, then to site feed and the first option will allow you to change this setting to full, short or none.

While I'd love to continue to read your blogs, I'm working with limited time here and the more that are available in full view in my reader, the more I read them.

Just a thought... change it if you want but don't do it because of me.  It's just a setting that some people like to use (short or none) to insure they get site traffic. 

Does anyone else have this problem with blogs they like to read but don't like taking the time to do the leg work to read a full post?

Happy Thursday!


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christina said…
I totally agree but have never checked my own! I'm pretty sure it's full but I use bloglines...I'm sure it would only show up partially on there, too, if I had it set up for short. I'm going to check!

I hate when it feels like they only want you to click on their blog so they can increase their traffic, AdSense numbers, etc. If I know a blogger is trying to get me to click on their blog, I usually end up thinking they're blogging with some other mission in making money, so it turns me off.

Anyway, good for you. I've been eliminating a lot of blogs I don't absolutely love because it is very time consuming and then I don't feel like I get to really enjoy the blogs I do love.
Hillary said…
Agree 100% - I hate the short/ no feeds too.
Liz said…
I hear you! I have a lot of things that get blocked at work and a few blogs are as well (why, I don't know...). If I can't read them in reader while I'm at work, I won't go back to them at home.
Allison said…
Totally with you!!!! I have a couple that I still read, but very few.
SassyTimes said…
Hmm..I'll have to check mine. I love Google reader too!!!
Mandy said…
Ditto! It is really annoying, and like another person said, I feel like they are just trying to make money off of me by making me click. Those are the ones that get removed from my reader completely.
Erin said…
I too HATE!!!! short feeds in GR, totally one of my biggest pet peeves! I just stop subscribing to most of those :)

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