You might think that making your feed a summary instead of showing the entire post is going to increase your visitors. I think it might have the opposite effect for some.
Let me first say that the reason people use feeds is because they don’t want to visit your blog every day to see what’s new. So if I don’t want to visit your blog daily then why do you think I’m going to click your feed summary to read the rest? It takes a VERY good title or first few lines for me to click through and read more. To be honest I’m more likely to click through and make a comment after I’ve read the entire post because I want to say something.
I’ve already unsubscribed from a few blogs just because I am sick of seeing post summaries every day so it’s not even worth my time anymore. I don’t even get why the option is there because the whole point of a feed is so people DON’T have to visit your website every time to read something.
I would like to hear everyone’s opinion on this.
Don’t be afraid, akisment won’t bite…too hard.