As a blog reader, one of my biggest pet peeves about blogs is partial feeds. If you read through blog posts in a feed reader, you know what I'm talking about.
I like being able to read a full blog post in my feed reader. Then if I really like the post, I will click through to your blog and leave a comment. (Or I will click through for a fun giveaway that I want to enter too.) But when I have to click through to your blog simply to read the rest of your post, about 99% of the time I won't do it. I don't like messing around. I want to be able to read through blog posts quickly, and save the ones I need to come back to. When I can't read a whole post, I lose interest quickly.
I understand that bloggers want more people to click through to their blogs. Maybe it's for stats or maybe it's for ad revenue. And honestly, those reasons don't bother me. We'd all be happy with better stats and a little extra money in our pockets. But you have to think about how many people this will turn away...like me. How many of your readers will not bother clicking through?
How do you feel about this issue? As a blogger? Or as a blog reader? What do you think about partial feeds? Are you OK with clicking through to finish reading? Or are you like me and that blog probably won't last long in your reading list?