Wrapped up and overloaded…
I see blogs like this, smothered by the social media around it, I see tweet mentions, friendfeed comments and the like drowning out the blogs comments on post, do I bother scrolling down past that lot to read the real comments?
How many people think that way when they see the same thing?
We all as bloggers know that the most important thing is getting people reading what we do, doing our best to please them, give them something to think about, and hopefully comment…
Do bloggers want people reading their blog and comments or the syndicated version somewhere, so the readers don’t even need to ever see your blog, missing all the comments too?
We all know you can subscribe to the blog, and if they use full feed, as opposed to a short one, it also means you can read the whole of every post and never go to the actual blog, an important reason to add links to the actual content, advertsiers should take note of this fact, your link in a post has far more use, weight, for you than on the sidebar.
I almost never go to a few blogs now, because they have full feeds and closed comments, no need to go to them if I can’t add to it by way of a comment.
The times I do check some out I am swamped by twitter this, facebook that, etc, I mean these icons are big, the blog looks messy when the post is drowned out, they have little icons on links in the content, which makes a stupid pop up appear… some of them won’t shrink again! GGRRRR!! Annoying!
Less is more. 🙂 Non of that crap here, the share buttons under each post do just the job. 🙂
Some may say, “well why not have short feeds so people then have to click through to the blog to read it all?” which is a fair point but then how many won’t click through?
Pro’s and cons to everything and it’s a case of weighting it up for yourself, what works best… for you and your readers.
I know what a time-saver using a Feed Reader can be so I’m happy to use full feeds for those who read alot, I don’t want them having to click out of their reader to read this. 🙂
Are you subscribed to this blog yet? 😆