question about bloglines

I read this excellent article about craft blogging and all the comments on Whip up. One of the suggestions was to see how your blog looks on the various news readers. I am not sure exactly how to do this, but there was a link to Bloglines so I went over there. I had checked out Bloglines when I first heard about it, but don’t use it because I have NetNewsWire Lite, which does a similar thing. I noticed that when I go to look at my site, the pictures don’t show up- ahhh! Just exactly what the article warned of… What is the point if you can’t see the pictures! So, what do I do?

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  1. Not being a WordPress user, I can’t tell you how to fix it. But I can tell you as a Bloglines cultist… er, aficionado, I’d be *really* happy if you did. I subscribe to very few partial feeds, just because it’s so much less convenient than the full feeds are, and eventually I get tired of the hassle and unsubscribe.

  2. Hi -
    I use Bloglines and I subscribe to your blog. You know on a long post it truncates your feed too. So I only see part of your posting. What I do is read the partial and if I want to read the rest and see the photos I just click on your blog’s name in the left hand column (which has all the updated blogs I subscribe to) and your blog opens in another window. It’s not that much of a big deal to me. My blog does the same – but I do it on purpose. I noticed that most of my Blogline subscribers have unsubscribed because of that. Whoops.

  3. You might find that there is some option in WordPress which asks you to choose between offering a feed as an excerpt or offering it in its entirity. In Typepad, for instance, it is under Configure>Publicity and Feeds, where you opt whether you want to offer a feed at all.

    I think entire posts annoy some people, but when you subscribe to a feed in Bloglines, you can choose whether you want to receive the entire post or not anyway. I always go for the whole post, but I often end up visiting the site anyway, to check comments, or just to see the post on the page how the person presents it.

  4. There’s a great deal to be said for offering both a full feed *and* an excerpts feed, but not all software allows that. I run a full feed on my Blogger blogs, and Real Soon Now I’ll get around to writing a little utility that trims them down to excerpts for those as prefer reading that way. Someday.

  5. Yes indeed, there is a toggle in WordPress that instructs it to generate feeds with everything in them. It is now toggled. And, bloglines appears to be getting full posts now; as is everybody else. Sorry for the foul up. – ben (in the role of system administrator)