Friday, December 19, 2008

Blog Posts

I have to admit here that one of my pet peeves is clicking on an item in my Google Reader and having only a paragraph display, followed by [...].  This means that I have to go to the actual site.  You would think that this wouldn't be a big deal, since it's just one click, but it is to me.  I hate it!!  I want to be able to read the whole thing in Google Reader and not have to go to the site again and again and clutter up my desktop with windows.  That's one of the main reasons why I read my blogs through Google Reader: to simplify things and have all my blogs in one place.

I'm going through the blogs that I subscribe to and basically, if I'm on the fence about a blog, and it does this, I'm unsubscribing.  I really, really hate it.  I actually don't know how you set up your blog to do that, but if mine did that by default, I would find a way to fix it.  I know that some people do that to make people go to their site, so they can have a more accurate knowledge of how many people visit it, but that actually makes me not want to visit the actual blog.  There is a way to see how many people are subscribed to your blog, so I don't know why they don't just use that, in addition to a counter.  Anyway, none of the family/friend blogs I read do's just a handful of miscellaneous blogs here and there. 


dan said...

Word to the infinitieth. It's called a full or partial RSS feed - and for blogspot you can change it under settings.

I also do not like when it's only a partial feed and have also been known to unsubscribe to a blog that doesn't publish a full feed.

Braden said...

word to the infinitiether.

Unfortunately a couple of my favorite blogs do this, and because they are among my favs, I put up with it, but I have unsubscribed from a number of blogs for this reason alone.