More Is Less

You may have noticed on some of the previous posts that there is a small portion of the post and at the end you can decide to “Read More”. This is accomplished by putting in a “More Tag” where you want to put the temporary end of the post. This is a nice feature that allows you to let the reader know what the post is about and if they are interested, they can read the entire post.

It is most useful when you include a lot of photos in a post. Photos take time to load, and if the person isn’t interested in the post, there is no reason to take up time downloading to the reader’s PC. Many times if I have a post that is laden with photos, I will describe the contents of the post, include one photo so the reader has an idea of what is to come, and then put in the “More Tag”.

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4 thoughts on “More Is Less

  1. Omar Upegui R.

    Hi Don:

    I just found out that you had this blog. I enjoyed reading your tips about blogging. I also use the “Read More” and agree with your rationale for using it. In LiveJournal, it’s called the lj-cut code and helps a lot to speed up the downloading of a page heavy with photographs.

    Will return to keep on reading. There are heaps of great stuff in here.

    Cheers,

    Omar.-

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