Full or partial? Sara feeds the debate…

A little over a year ago I posted about how I felt that partial feeds are like foreplay without sex. Damn frustrating!

Sara from Suburban Oblivion has reopened that can of worms again and is getting some great feedback in her comments with the vast majority of folks preferring full feeds.

I’ve gone back and forth on this, and am finally going back to full feed. I almost hate to do it, because I know I’ll have to keep a sharp eye on where my feed is being fed(partial feeds protect from others running your RSS through their blog) and I suspect my comments will go down. BUT, I also know a lot of people get really annoyed by partial feeds, so back to full feed I go.

What makes the feedback Sara is getting really interesting to me is that it’s not coming from the tech bloggers. Sara is a "Mommy blogger" and most of the feedback she’s getting is from other bloggers like her.

Heck, I appear to be the only guy who’s commented on her post so that, in itself, should be enough to show that the feedback Sara is receiving is from a different demographic than we (male tech bloggers) usually encounter.

I publish full feeds on O’Flaherty and that will never change as it would be in conflict with my own feed reading habits.

What do you publish? Full or partial?

4 thoughts on “Full or partial? Sara feeds the debate…”

  1. Paul,
    I totally agree with the partial feeds…I find them more aggravating than frustrating. I take an hour of each of my work days to review my feeds posted on my Netvibes. Naturally I review the headlines and if the writer has done his/her job well I will click on that blog to see what the deal is. It really gets under my skin when I get the first three sentences on the first click and then have to click on his/her site to read the rest of the article which after the first three sentences lost my interest.

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  2. The interesting thing is that I’m sure a lot of us would prefer *more* foreplay, so too bad there isn’t an in-between eh? 😉

    Truthfully though, this has been a huge eye-opener for me. I’ve always felt like if I couldn’t grab my readers attention in a few sentences, then I am not worth reading. It made me work harder and consider my audience more. So truthfully I was really surprised at the results of this!

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