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  1. I cannot stand ‘read more’ except on a blog like this which I use for reference! Usually when I am reading and commenting on blogs, I am in for a long haul session and it is just too much effort otherwise.

    Maria xxx

  2. I don’t mind “Read more” on a blog homepage, especially on blogs like this that are for reference. For me, I used to have all of my posts in full on the homepage in a list but when you’ve got a food blog and people are browsing recipes it does more harm than good!

    One thing I absolutely, positively, totally cannot ABIDE is people who set their blogs so that you have to click to read more in an feed reader. They are ONLY doing this to get clicks, and it is very rare that I will continue a follow a blog that does it.

  3. This is really interesting – I did a post about exactly this on my blog a few months ago and did a poll as well. The result was an overwhelming “NO” to a jump break (78%)! This was of course in relation to my blog, which is a style blog… but the comments proved how much people detest them! The benefits of a faster loading home page are totally outweighed by the fact that people want to see posts in full and find the jumping back and forth to see other posts irritating.

    So I agree with you about this type of blog that it works, but if anyone has a fashion or style blog and is reading this – don’t do it!!

    Catherine x

  4. I don’t really like ‘read more’ as I find it makes it harder to just scroll through a blog, I always end up getting a bit lost!

    Great post though I love these blog debates!

  5. I was thinking about implementing this for my blog but I got so irritated when I have to read a blog like that that I decided against it. I don’t mind it too much but when it’s combined with a blog that only features two posts per page, it just feels like such hard work!

  6. Interesting. It never occured to me that the “Read more” could be turning people off. I like excerpts especially when I visit a new blog and want to sort of look around, see what the latest couple of post were about, before I start reading away. And I find it highly annoying when to check the 5 most recent posts I have to scroll myself under the table. … Thanks for bringing up the topic. I should think about what it does for my blog and whether maybe I should change up my strategy.

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