Why do you hide your feed?

Something I don’t understand is why some blogs almost hide their feed, making it difficult to subscribe. 

I’ve been on some blogs lately where I liked the content and wanted to subscribe.  When I looked for the subscribe, it was nowhere to be found.  I looked for a few minutes, and was about to leave and say, “Forget it,” when I found it in a drop down, buried among 5-6 other drop downs. 

This doesn’t make sense!

If you have a blog, you obviously have an opinion.  You have something to say!
So, what do you want? You want people to listen!

This means that your subscribe function should be the biggest, most obvious thing on the page. I know that, personally, when I’m looking to subscribe, I’m looking for the orange RSS icon. Why doesn’t everyone use that icon? It’s how RSS is recognized, so why make me search all over to subscribe. Next time I might not!

Now, excuse me while I make sure subscribing is obvious on my site!

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MVP Final Results….FINALLY

So, I’ve dragged this out long enough.  I put up the final voting earlier this month and then a family vacation among other things have pushed off the posting of the finals. 

But at least everyone has had time to vote!

So, after 209 votes in the final matchup between American Copywriter and Inside PR we have a winner.

Is this a definitive answer to the Advertising vs PR question?  Probably not.  I mean it was on my blog, so this CERTAINLY can’t be definitive!

But with 117 votes, (56%) the winner is….American Copywriter!

Now, the Inside PR guys shouldn’t feel bad.  We’ve got some lovely parting gifts for….well, actually we don’t.  But, they get the same gift as the American Copywriter guys, so they shouldn’t feel too bad. 

Thanks for everyone who played along.  I was hoping to get a few more ideas for other podcasts through this (that was my ultimate goal) but it was still fun while it lasted.


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