You guys, I'm having blog post formatting woes. I can't decide whether I should insert a jump break (you know, wherein a little "Read more" link appears that readers need to click to see the full post) or to just let the entire post hang out on the home page.
I like the idea of a jump break because it keeps the home page looking clean, since there are no mile-long posts that people have to scroll through.
On the other hand, I sometimes find it annoying to have to constantly go to different pages just to read the rest of a post. And sometimes I just don't even realize people use jump breaks, and think "well, that's an odd place to end..."
So, do you use jump breaks? Do you like/mind/hate/ABHOR jump breaks?
I use jump breaks if they're necessary, I get kind of annoyed if they're for EVERY SINGLE POST.
This is my thought on the subject as well.
I hate jump breaks. I would guess that of all the jump breaks I see, I actually click through to read about 1% of them. And then I certainly don't go back to the main page to find another post to read, it's pretty much one-and-done.
Agreed. Make it easier for your readers to read your stuff. They will appreciate it.
Negative on the jump break.
I don't care, I read most things on my reader and the jump breaks don't show.
Negative ghost rider. I mean if it's super lengthy post, then yeah go ahead. But I'm talking thousands of words or tons of pictures.
I have 5 or so posts on my first page all jump broken..if that is the term. If people are reading you they are reading you no matter what...if they aren't they aren't . That is my feeling. A huge number of people are reading via feeds, so none of that matters anyway.