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Hey you! I like your blog. I’d love to read it more often. But here’s the problem. I read about 200 blogs and Web sites each day, and I can only keep up with that pace by using a news aggregator.

You provide an RSS feed that I can use in the aggregator, and that’s great. It shows that you understand the power behind using multiple distribution channels for your writing. But when your feed only has the titles of your entries, or only the first 20 words of an entry, what’s the point? You wouldn’t publish an email newsletter and only include entry titles, would you?

Please put your whole entry in your RSS. Or at least write your own summaries. With only a title or the first 20 words of a entry, I have to visit your site just to decide if I want to read the entry. And that makes your feed useless. And useless feeds get read less often.

This also goes for you, and you, and you.

Recently Written

Too Big To Fail (Apr 9)
When a company piles resources on a new product idea, it doesn't have room to fail. That keeps it from succeeding.
Go small (Apr 4)
The strengths of a large organization are the opposite of what makes innovation work. Starting something new requires that you start with a small team.
Start with a Belief (Apr 1)
You can't use data to build products unless you start with a hypothesis.
Mastery doesn’t come from perfect planning (Dec 21)
In a ceramics class, one group focused on a single perfect dish, while another made many with no quality focus. The result? A lesson in the value of practice over perfection.
The Dark Side of Input Metrics (Nov 27)
Using input metrics in the wrong way can cause unexpected behaviors, stifled creativity, and micromanagement.
Reframe How You Think About Users of your Internal Platform (Nov 13)
Changing from "Customers" to "Partners" will give you a better perspective on internal product development.
Measuring Feature success (Oct 17)
You're building features to solve problems. If you don't know what success looks like, how did you decide on that feature at all?
How I use OKRs (Oct 13)
A description of how I use OKRs to guide a team, written so I can send to future teams.


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