I’ve decided to switch my blog feed to excerpts. The last time I tried doing this, a bunch of people unsubscribed, so I know this isn’t a popular move. I know! And I’m sorry! The reason I’m doing it is to protect my blog from content scrapers–they look for content in full-text RSS feeds that match certain keywords and republish the posts on spammy websites. I’ve found my content on websites trying to sell herbal supplements, a website about roofing (!)–I really don’t want my content to help shady people make money.
Anyway, I know it’s annoying to have to click through to read an entire post when the whole point of subscribing to a feed is to get content delivered to your inbox or feed reader. I’ve decided that a good compromise would be to include the first image and a short excerpt of each post in my feed–that way, you can have a better idea about whether a post is something you want to click through and read or if it just doesn’t interest you.
If you’re a subscriber and you have strong feelings about this, please leave a comment or email me. I really do value your feedback and I don’t want another mass exodus of subscribers like the last time I tried doing excerpts.
Google Friend Connect
I know you’ve probably heard this from a million other blogs at this point, but now it’s my turn! I’m on WordPress, so if you’re subscribing to The Type A Housewife through Google Friend Connect, you’re going to have to find some other way to follow me by the end of the month. How can you follow me? Well, you can…
And someday I’ll stop procrastinating and join Google+ too. Someday!
Enter the Eco Natural Soap Giveaway!
The Eco Natural Soap Giveaway ends on Wednesday, so be sure to enter soon! Even though I’ve had it for a month now, I’m still amazed at how well the Chef’s Friend soap works–you totally want to win this one!
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