Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Truncated Posts

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Mandy was explaining to me the other day that truncating posts (post truncation?) is a hot topic right now in blog land. Apparently, it can help your blog load faster if you use the "jump break" feature. It also can drive up your stats since it can count as a second visit to your site. It also forces readers using "Reader" or similar programs to go to your site to read the post.

On the other hand, it can drive readers crazy and turn them against you.

So I wondered, is truncation for me? After much research on the subject, numerous interviews, and a few surveys, I have finally reached my conclusion. I have also compiled a comprehensive list of well known bloggers that do and do not truncate. Most of your blogs should be listed below. Of course, if you want to read more, you'll need to...

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26 comments:

  1. Well that's one way to get page views! Haha

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    1. Trong yến tiệc trên sơn mạch của Tử tông, trong Tử hệ nhất mạch, đại sư huynh Triệu Tinh Sát hiển nhiên ngồi ở vị trí chủ tọa. Bên phải hắn ngồi theo thứ tự là nam tử trung niên nhị sư huynh, Bạch Vi tam sư huynh, nữ tử anh biến hậu kỳ tứ sư tỷ, sau đó là ba chỗ trống.

      Lão ngũ bị phạt bế quan, lão lục xuất ngoại chưa về, lão thất Vương Lâm không có ở đây. Vì thế cho nên mới có ba chỗ trống này.

      Bên trái Triệu Tinh Sát chính là sáu lão giả quần áo bất đồng. Sáu người này chính là sáu đại trưởng lão của sau tông phái trên Thiên Vận Tinh, người có tu vi thấp nhất cũng đạt tới vấn đỉnh sơ kỳ, người cao nhất đã đạt tới vấn đỉnh hậu kỳ đại viên mãn.
      dong tam mu lậu cho thuê nhà trọ cho thuê nhà trọ nhạc sàn cực mạnh tư vấn pháp luật qua điện thoại công ty luật ở hà nội số điện thoại tư vấn pháp luật dịch vụ thành lập doanh nghiệp
      Dù là thế những thế lực của sáu tông phái này quá nhỏ, chỉ có thể ngồi ở đây.

      - Hôm nay là thọ yến ngàn năm của sư tôn ta, sau đó sư tôn sẽ giảng đạo. Chư vị, Tử tông chúng ta mấy ngày nay có điều gì chưa được chu toàn, mong các vị lượng thứ!

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  2. Well that's one way to get page views! Haha

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  3. Well that's one way to get page views! Haha

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  4. Oh geez.....I read in an rss reader but usually truncated posts show up in full still. And then there is yours...which isn't really truncated at all......

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  5. HAHAHAHAHA That's HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Wow, took me like 3 times to realize it wasn't going anywhere! LOL! You kill me. For the record, I hate "real" truncated posts. Drives me nuts to have to click on something else to finish reading and am more likely to decide I'm not as interested in finishing the post. Of course, I was interested enough in yours to click it 3 times. LOL! ;)

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  7. Haha that was tricksy. No truncating. That way I can read at work :)

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  8. Ahahaha! That took me way too long to figure out... I'm with Sandy though, I can't stand truncated posts. If I see them I almost never click through to continue reading. And it sucks in Google Reader cuz a lot of blogs are blocked by the firewall at work, so I can't read anything and then of course I forget to go back once I'm at home.

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  9. I only clicked to read more to give my opinion. I use a reader and i have actually quit following blogs because I don't like the truncated posts.

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  10. I only clicked to read more to give my opinion. I use a reader and i have actually quit following blogs because I don't like the truncated posts.

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  11. Now that's just wrong!...but very clever!

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  12. Hahahahaha so, I'm slow. I think I clicked it three times? If the msg is truncated there has to be at least 50 - 100 words or it won't even look interesting. They have to get me interested and then I will read more.

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  13. Great! Just what I need - something else to make a decision about. Thanks a lot!! :) Personally, I don't like it, but it's all about stats, right??

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  14. This reminds me of why I don't read the newspaper either. Every front page article is continued in some obscure page elsewhere in the midst of, and overcrowded by advertisme... Ah HA! Now I see the method to that madness. T-dog, you need to truncate me over to your page full of sap-sucking, wallet-thinning, buck-busting advertisements!

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  15. If I'm in Google Reader, I will not leave to read a truncated post unless the first few lines really grab me.

    I just discovered your blog yesterday and I LOVE it!!!

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  16. hahaha. too funny. :)

    But I'm with the other ladies - truncated posts are horrible (with the exception of this one). More often than not, I become uninterested in the post when I get to the end and it's truncated, so no additional views from me!

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  17. I think I will risk the scrappers than losing my potential audience over an extra click. The point of Google reader is to be able to see it all in one place and not have to click, click, click ...

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  18. OMG LOL I must have clicked a dozen times! DOH.

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