Blogs without RSS feeds

Sam Gentile writes:

I have come to the viewpoint that if you don't have an RSS feed, you shouldn't have a blog. Maybe thats harsh and there is a whole another model but I can't spend the time to surf a 150 sites a day. If its not on an RSS feed, I won't see your site or read it, and you know what? Most other people won't see it or read it either
I'm not sure if I would quite take it to that extreme, but I am definitely one of those people that won't read your blog if it doesn't have a feed. And feeds that don't contain the entire post content aren't much better in my view.

But if anyone wants to blog without an RSS feed... more power to them - just don't expect too many readers.

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Personally, I like for people to see the design of my site occasionally. So, a click through is not a bad thing. Your point is well taken, though.

Posted by Les Stroud at March 6, 2003 1:48 PM

RSS, headlines or text?
RSS makes for a lightweight way to keep updated on a feed without getting sucked into the larger website experience. Much like newspaper headlines, if they're not compelling the article won't get read right away. It'll get read later, when the user h...

Trackback from Syndication News from Bill Kearney at April 7, 2003 1:06 AM

Perhaps you misunderstood how feeds work for people like me. They are mainly about 'What new on my dozens of feeds.' If I find one article interested by it's headline and short description, I jump to that page and do see the layout. Sometimes it is better not to see it, but in your case it's a nice one ;o)


Posted by Neezee at May 11, 2003 1:51 PM
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