I have an apology to make. I have just discovered how WordPress treat cuts in a news feed.
My posts have followed the introduction-cut-main body format. This was to avoid filling feeds with overly long waffle while allowing readers enough information for them to decide if they want to know more.
Having seen this in action on elsewhere I now understand my mistake. The section below the cut is not available in my feed. To read the full article I must click through to their site. My feed hosted nothing more than what is effectively a tease line, the result of which is to turn a decent article into click-bait.
Knowing how this impacts my reading, I will resolve to make a few changes.
- I will be stop using cuts for the majority of my posts. If someone has me in their feed, I will assume it is because they want to read my posts.
- I will try even harder to keep my posts succinct.
- Detailed arguments, reasoning, and calculations will be put below the cut after the end of the main body, acting as an appendix.
Of course, no one actually reads my posts and I say I blog only for myself. Now I am being a hypocrite too!