… the list could go on and on, but I’m tired of copy-pasting…
This is just a tiny sample of a few well-known bloggers who offer their posts in their full glory to those of us who read blogs in a feed reader like Bloglines or Google Reader. I consider it a great gift from these bloggers to the rest of the community to provide their wonderful writing to us in a way that is so accessible.
But I have to be honest and add one more blog to this post. It has partial feeds and it is the ONLY such blog that I click through to each and every post no matter what: Mir’s Woulda Coulda Shoulda. That’s it. She’s a great writer and I know I will always be happy I clicked over there. She’s funny, smart, and if you’re not reading her, you should be.
Every other blog in my reader which has a partial feed has to be incredibly gripping in its first few words to get me to click through to read it all.
I know, I know, what’s so special about having me read your blog?
Nothing, but remember that I’m likely not alone in my feelings toward partial feeds.
As of this minute, I have 411 blogs that I follow in Google Reader, so you’ll understand why if you have partial feeds and you’re not Mir I’m possibly not reading you regularly.
I don’t say this out of spite or meanness, I’m not directing this at anyone in particular, and I certainly understand that the fear of content-theft and hatred of sploggers is the biggest reason behind partial feeds, but it needs to be an informed decision on your part.
And Mir, please reconsider ;)