You might want to skip over this.
If you have a reader community – then the key is the to make the reader easy to use without a great deal of involvement on my part.
But wordpress has created all of these layers. I scroll down the reader, I read the first 3 sentences and then I have to click. Then in more than 50% of the cases, I’m going to have click AGAIN to go to their website to read the rest of the post. And then… if the post was a reblog, I may have to click AGAIN to get the original post to get to finish the damn post.
I’ll be honest, you have to be PRETTY compelling to get me to click over to your website. If you have not already established yourself in my mind as someone who interests me, I’m NOT going to click to your site.
What BAFFLES ME is why require the click to the site?
What also baffles me is why I can’t set my blog to show my entire post on the front page of the reader. Its obviously possible because randomly you see it happen, its even happened to me but I don’t know why. Is it just WordPress being random?
And also, why can’t I find my own posts sometimes on the reader? I post, I get a star or comment and yet – I don’t see it on the reader? Why the hell not?
Does that mean I’m not seeing all the posts of the people I follow? Because if so, that really pisses me off. I want to decide for myself who to read and not read. I don’t want the Reader deciding.