Scoble wrote recently that he is back reading feeds and was cleaning his blogroll; actually completed the cleanup. I only have about 75 feeds, grown from a dozen or less when I started a few months ago, and that’s a lot to keep up with.
One of his criteria for removing a blog from his list is any feed that doesn’t run full text (except in his case the New York Times). That is also one of my pet peeves.
A prime example is “Between the Lines“. I have to determine from the title and the often one line lead-in whether to take the time to open the article (not really a blog). And the tiny (six point?) type is hard on the eyes.
John Roberts disagrees. Scoble responds “See I use NewsGator. It only shows me headlines in one pane and the content in another pane. So I can scan feeds very quickly — even though they are full-text feeds.” I use Sharpreader which also presents headlines in one pane and context in another. It certainly makes browsing so much easier.