Monday, December 03, 2007

RSS Readers: Do you copy?

Do you read Accrued Interest over RSS? If so, please visit the site and vote in the poll I just put up on the RSS subject. If I get a strong user response, I won't change anything. If no one seems to care, I'm going to set the RSS to only show the first few lines of my posts.

28 comments:

Tony said...

I pull your feed into my Google Reader. You have a great blog. One of my favorites.

Derek said...

Fist time poster. love the blog... I find the insider angle great. Every post seems to be chock full of meaty information (coming from someone with a casual interest in the equities market). Its nice not to have to leave google reader (except for reading comments) for work environment.

the cds trader said...

i use bloglines to read the full feed, although almost always come directly to the post to check the comments (as i do with most of the good blogs).

keep the full feed and keep the people happy!

Anonymous said...

fatbear says

same as cds trader - real full in NNW, and then come over for the comments

Anonymous said...

I use google reader too and my vote is you keep the site as it is. I enjoy laziness of not having to leave the reader to see whole post.

Anonymous said...

I use Sage (Firefox plugin) and vote to leave it as-is. Great blog. thanks

Gene

josh said...

I love this blog, but only get it via RSS.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, I also get it through Google Reader so full feed is preferred.

Accrued Interest said...

I'm inclined to leave it as is, but as you know I'm a money grubbing bastard who wants ad revenue.

Anyway, interesting how many RSS hits I'm getting today. Gives me a better sense of how many RSS readers I have.

Darren said...

Full feed please. Google reader is the best method for keeping on top of sites, and formats them in a straight forward way. If we simply just get summaries it will likely reduce the number of posts I read. Out of interest, why the thought of change?

Keep up the great blog.

Darren said...

Besides, I'm sure google are aware that Google reader means they are missing revenue also, so I would wager they find a way to display your ads in Google Reader soon, which I wouldn't be adverse to.

It'd be interesting to see your click thru rate for readers who read the site in the standard blogger form though?

Maybe solution is to occasionaly link to some core 'static' pages you impart your knowledge and opinion on, and have those host your ads?

dkearns72 said...

I love ur blog in Google Reader as well!

thecdstrader said...

just out of curiousity, how much do you make from ad revenue?

fuga said...

I read your blog over RSS, its great. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

If you change RSS from whole post to first few lines, I will almost definitely unsubscribe. There just isn't enough time to click so many websites. Good luck!

joe blo said...

Yeah, what the cds trader said.

I read quite a few blogs, and I don't usually post unless I've got something to say. That said, I often hit your site and CR for the comments.

Good luck, whatever your decision.

Pratik said...

Hi,

I read your blog using Google reader...and enjoy all your posts..

Hope you dont change the RSS Settings..

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Its good to the point and always make valid points on a section of the market that was for some time "boring"...keep it up.

Barry said...

I read your feed during my train commute in an offline reader. Please keep the full feed in RSS.

Accrued Interest said...

Alright! Alright! I won't change it.

Anyway, I make enough from Google ads to take my wife out to dinner every couple months. That's it. I have a new deal with Forbes that will probably be much better, but I still expect to keep my day job.

Anonymous said...

TG, some of the blogs I read using Bloglines have text ads built right into them. That might be Pareto-optimal for the situation.

(Love the blog, particularly since I think most readers will actually *know* what Pareto-optimal means!)

Filmo said...

I pull from Google Reader. While I like reading the whole thing from there, I can understand if you want to drive eyes to the site. Take a look at how much CR pulls in via RSS. I think they do about a paragraph which is usually enough to whet my appetite to go to their site. Only a few sentences wouldn't be enough.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog from China, where most blogging sites are blocked. So without RSS I wouldn't be able to read it at all!

Anonymous said...

I use bloglines and SPB Insight (for my Windows Mobile device) to read your great blog. I like being able to read the full feed and then come to the blog if the post is interesting enough to me to make me want to read the comments as well (as is usually the case). Switching to abbreviated feeds would make it harder for me to read your blog on my phone, so I hope you keep the full feed. But either way, love the blog.

Anonymous said...

Please dont change the RSS feed !

Thanks & God Bless

Bob (L.A.) said...

read AI through Google Reader. Don't change, please.

Accrued Interest said...

I'm not changing anything. The people have spoken!

James Moore said...

I use google reader, and I much prefer the full text in the RSS feed. For one, I use the offline feature quite a bit and that pretty much requires a full feed.

But can't you get the best of both worlds? I'm starting to see more ads delivered in the full rss feeds for other blogs, which seems perfectly reasonable to me.