Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Anyone Else?


Do you guys use a feed reader to keep track of your reads out here on the intarweb? Chili turned me on to Google Reader (as I'm sure you've heard me say before because whoo! love!). Recently I developed a sort of rule or guideline or, OK, to be honest a self-inflicted habit. If a blog gets a gajillion readers and my little click won't make one bit of difference to either their stats or their ad revenue I read them entirely in the reader, I don't click through. Also, I truly appreciate it when blogs like that allow the full entry to be viewed in the reader. I'm not always reading on the quickest computers so loading some of the uber popular pages can take a while. However, if the person has a smaller readership and would notice if they lost my feeble click or two per day, especially if they're trying to create a little revenue for themselves, I make sure to click through even if it's so short an entry that I've accidentally read it already in the feeder while moving my mouse to click. It's sort of blogger communism, give according to your reader's abilities and take according to your computer's abilities.

Anyone else have self-imposed feed reader rules?

6 comments:

  1. I try to always click the Reader version so that the count comes through. It's worth the extra effort to me. Plus I like the feel of the whole blog at once-in real time.

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  2. Whether or not I click through depends on the site (I hate, hate, HATE the pages that take FOR-FUCKING-EVER to load, even when I'm running at full-cable capacity). I usually click through, because I usually leave comments (or, at least, a "hey! I read this"), but I don't feel obligated to read on the page. Sometimes (and if the blog is set up for it) I'll read an entry on the reader...

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  3. I don't really use a reader. In my browser are feed tabs linking to each blog I like, if i hover over it, it shows me the title of the most recent post. Then I go read.

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  4. I use the google reader so I know when there is a new post. I almost always go to the site except for the sports one where I almost never go to the site.

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  5. I haven't signed up for a reader yet. I just go directly to the sites. But, the reader is tempting.

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  6. I hate it when the full post doesn't come through in Reader. Hate it!

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