Clipped Feeds Suck

I’ve decided to unsubscribe from any blog that doesn’t post full posts on their feed. I think people shouldn’t be stat whores and they should give it up for free (am I mixing metaphors?). The worst offenders are the ArtsJournal family (though my fav Modern Art Notes offers full feeds) & the NY Times’ Artsbeat blog, which I’ll miss reading but a boy has gotta have standards.

I have no time to click through on everything, specially since I read about 300 blogs a day and many of them on the run using Byline on my iPhone. Memo to bloggers…don’t waste my time for the sake of your stats!

4 responses to “Clipped Feeds Suck”

  1. John M. Avatar

    Hear, hear! I do the same.

    The only exception I make is for blogs that give cogent summaries – news feeds and the like. If I get (…) in the middle of a sentence: See ya!

  2. libhomo Avatar

    A lot of us don’t even look at our feeds. I presume that the default feed for Blogger doesn’t do this.

  3. Amy Avatar

    I totally agree with you. I don’t like it at all. The whole point of a reader is so you DON’T have to click onto separate blogs all day. Clipped feeds totally defeats the purpose of the reader in the first place!

  4. Sharon Avatar

    Hi Hrag,
    Sorry to annoy. I changed the feed to “short” when I add new content to the sidebar area. Readers who use Bloglines and Google Reader get the main text but not the sidebar updates. I wanted to alert everyone to the Pocket Utopia Blogger Salon ( on Sunday, January 18, at 4pm. Hope you can make it.

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