Friday, September 28, 2007

The Polls are In...

Well, actually, they've been in for a few days now. I'm just slow in posting about it. It seems that 10 out of 19 of you do not want the 'read more' feature, which allows a small portion of the post to be viewed and a link to read the remainder.

One of you doesn't want it, yet wants me to write shorter posts. I've tried. Really, I have. But, when I'm done, it's long and I don't know what happened. My husband keeps telling me I should break posts up into parts (i.e. Part 1, Part 2, etc.) but, if I do that isn't it a non-verbal way of saying he's right? ;p I just get an idea in my head and want to write about it as thoroughly as possible....perhaps if my ideas could come in parts....

Eight of you want the 'read more' functionality, but it seems you're in the minority, al biet, marginally. However, that slim margin does justify my lazyiness. ;)

Hopefully, this weekend I'll have a section over there on the right --->
for featured articles. Karthis over at Of Teeth and Claws (my fav Feral site) told me what to use...I just have to get it set up...or better yet, get my hubby to set it up. :D

So, I'm going to remove the poll thingy now...just thought I'd let you all know in case someone wanted to revise a vote or add one, etc. If so, just do that in the comments.


Phaelia said...

Awwwww .....

For those who were opposed to the idea, what do you dislike about it? Personally, I feel like it lets you get a "birds-eye" view of what I've written over a period of a few days rather than having to scroll through a bunch of recent posts. I really like using the Read More links for my own blog. :-)

Karthis said...

"For those who were opposed to the idea, what do you dislike about it? "

The extra clicks. Seriously, I'm that lazy. =)

Ferocious Bite said...

Yes, having to click through on the reader thing was what someone sited on another post. I can certainly understand that, however, when at the actual blog, I like seeing the 'birds-eye' view look. I wish there was a way to have both.

Conquernfool said...

I've read blogs with both and prefer those without read more. I tried Google blog reader and quit it for that reason alone. If you write long or short posts thats completely up to you, but don't try to shorten it just because someone doesn't like long posts, it is your blog afterall. If I feel a post is rambling on, I start scanning for the next thought that I want to read. In otherwords, the reader has two options, read what you write or don't. I can't make it any simpler. or maybe I can.... Here is the "short post" of my comments.

Read More - don't use.
I quit google reader.
Length up to you.
your blog.
Scan post if needed.
Read it or don't

Tks, Conquernfool