Oh dear, where do I begin? I already wrote a blog post on ways to be a better blogger. Now I think I will write about a personal blogging pet-peeve..
The Read More Tag
Make sure your posts are accessible from the reader and the mail. I don’t understand why people have a “read more” section on the reader. You get views from ONLY new visits, so your view counts isn’t necessarily going to up from that. (You get views when people open the window or email anyway, right? The tag doesn’t make a different, from what I learnt:)
To avoid this for email: Publish the whole post first and THEN put the “Read more” tag as you update the post. This way the readers who read from their emails don’t have to click on that unnecessary tag. If they didn’t want to read more, why would they have subscribed to me? If the Read More Tag is enabled on the reader, make sure it isn’t by disallowing only summaries from your blog to be shown.
The only place this crazy tag belongs to is in the home-page; where first time readers decide if my blog is sh*t for them or not xD I can’t tell you of the tons of awesome bloggers I unsubscribed from just because of tag 😥 I have unsubscribed from SO SO SO many.
Also, the only time I accept the Read More Tag is if you make money from Google Adsense 😛 Which, so far a lot of you don’t 😛
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