Early on in Casual Kitchen's life, I found some instances where my content was "scraped" (lifted and recast on another site without credit or links). Seeing that made me want at least some way to limit the automated theft of my material, so I switched CK to partial feeds.
I want my readers to get as much value as possible from Casual Kitchen, and so I am asking you to weigh in on this issue by voting in the poll below. Just tell me how important (or unimportant) full vs partial feeds are to you. It will take only a few seconds.
If you have any additional thoughts on this issue, please share them in the comments section, and thank you for participating--your opinion counts!
Also, if you're curious about the "feed question" from a blogger's perspective, here's my personal list of pros and cons for using full versus partial feeds.
Partial feeds: Advantages:
More control over my content
Credit for all pageviews
Feedreading subscribers can see the title and enough information to decide if they want to read the content
Partial feeds: Drawbacks:
Subscriber loss: Some readers will not read any blog unless it allows full feeds
The required "extra click" seen as annoying to some readers
Full feeds: Advantages
More convenience for readers (unless today's poll shows otherwise...)
Search has grown to more than half of my traffic, those readers don't come to me via a feed at all
Full feeds: Drawbacks
Very difficult to monetize content distributed via feeds
Loss of control over content
Can be victimized by automated plagiarism via scraping
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