There is a debate happening in some quarters of the Blogosphere right now on whether it is better to have full or partial feeds on your blog. There are reasoned arguments on both sides.
Chris Davis reckons that
the idea that you can separate content and design without detriment to the content is artificial, and potentially damaging to the face of the web
and he goes on to say he is going to
Give them a taste of the goods, but make them come to the candy store to get the rest
In a seperate discussion of the same topic Duncan Riley of the Blog Herald points out that
most bloggers donâ€™t get paid to blog by a third party … and therefore rely on advertising on their blogs to sustain their activities
unsubscribing from Chris Pirillo’s and any other feed that isn’t full text. I’m tired of reading feeds that treat me badly. I have more than 1,300 full text feeds.
To be honest, I can kinda sympathise with him. Not that I have 1,300 full text feeds (or anything like it!) but I do find partial feeds annoying – sometimes I will click through to read the full story, but more often than not, I only go for full feeds and I click through to those sites when I want to leave a comment.
I still believe that 90% of the galaxy still doesn’t understand the argument – and they don’t care