Full Text for Subscribers

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  1. This is a great move Sam. I’ve become more and more frustrated with all the blogs which have cut back to a partial feeds and to me it seems to go against the whole point of RSS. I do a lot of my blog reading on my mobile on the move so it’s ideal to use the mobile version of bloglines and just have text to read. If I have to actually follow through a link to the site then downloading the design & images etc takes too long at mobile speeds.

    I think that in one way it’s a vanity thing, people want to make sure visitors click through so that they can count them in their web stats. The most popular bloggers Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki etc have no problem with a full RSS feed but I suspect it’s possibly the smaller sites that are trying to force in a few more visitors that restrict things with a partial feed.

    Anyway that’s enough waffle but just to say thanks for moving to a full feed – it’s a great move and I hope more people follow soon.

  2. This is a great move Sam. I’ve become more and more frustrated with all the blogs which have cut back to a partial feeds and to me it seems to go against the whole point of RSS. I do a lot of my blog reading on my mobile on the move so it’s ideal to use the mobile version of bloglines and just have text to read. If I have to actually follow through a link to the site then downloading the design & images etc takes too long at mobile speeds.

    I think that in one way it’s a vanity thing, people want to make sure visitors click through so that they can count them in their web stats. The most popular bloggers Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki etc have no problem with a full RSS feed but I suspect it’s possibly the smaller sites that are trying to force in a few more visitors that restrict things with a partial feed.

    Anyway that’s enough waffle but just to say thanks for moving to a full feed – it’s a great move and I hope more people follow soon.

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