As always, I got immediate and helpful responses from other bloggers. Not only did I get informed answers, I also got links to tutorials on how to make it happen. This post is my first test of these instructions: Creating 'After the Jump' Summaries
And if you're still following along, here are a few of the responses I received from seasoned bloggers:
I was taught that using read more is good for SEO - it encourages visitors to go deeper into your site. How much it helps, I don't really know...
It prevents the home page from being too cluttered, and allows the reader to see snippets of more posts than just the latest one.
I always assumed it was to be able to have a bunch of teasers on the first page...?
It's so the blog 'viewee' doesn't have to look at a wall of text as they read. I tend to write in huge chunks so I have to try to remember when I blog to break my thoughts down into smaller paragraphs, but I think for some, they like more to fit on one 'page' of their blog; makes their blog more "user and reader friendly."I'd like to hear your opinion.
Some people think it looks cleaner than just a big 'ol wall of text. The reader can skim the 'teaser' portion and then move on to more if they decide to keep reading. Also, there can be many more posts on the main page.
- As a blogger, do you write your entire post on one page or use the 'read more' option?
- As a reader, do you think the 'read more' option is a good thing or a bad thing? Do you always click to keep reading or do you jump off?