Nerd Party // Show full posts in a reader
Nothing bugs me more than finding a new blog I really love, clicking their subscribe button to add it to my Google Reader and finding their blog is only showing excerpts. No photos or links or inspiring content, just a sentence or two and a link for more.
The point of subscribing to blogs in a reader is to have one source for your daily reads. I know many people thrive on the number of click-throughs they get, but I recommend not making your readers work to get to your content. And yes…making them click that little ‘more’ link is work. Especially if they have multiple blogs in their reader set up this way. People are more likely to click through and leave a comment if you give them quality content up front.
So, how do you know if your blog is showing excerpts or full posts? The easiest way is to subscribe to your own blog. Then you will also be able to triple check your post when it goes online and see what your readers are seeing.
How to set-up full posts in Blogger…
Under Blogger settings, click Other and then look for Allow Blog Feed. You’ll want to make sure it’s set to Full.
How to set-up full posts in WordPress…
Under Settings, click into Reading and then look for ‘For each article in a feed, show’ and choose Full Text.
Speaking of reading blogs…your subscribe button is nice and easy to find, right?07.12.12 in nerd party