Little Papercuts #1: Your Blogs RSS Feed Does Not Include The Full Post

The Problem:

  • Your Blogs RSS feed only includes a preview of your posts, not the full thing
  • This Pisses Off Your Readers who have to open the site to read the post, which slows down their reading
  • Pissing Off Your Readers Is Not Good, consider they might have up to 300 new posts a day to get through
  • You will get more traffic by doing this, but other people will just unsubscribe and not read your blog at all.

The Solution:

  • Give your users a full RSS feed. WordPress has this option and if it’s your own platform, it’s much easier code.
  • If you want to know how many people are subscribed to your blog, Feedburner can help you.