Cognitive Daily

The last reader poll for a while

As you may have noticed, we’ve been experimenting with a new posting format at CogDaily. Previously, we posted a “news” post every morning that included brief analysis of one news item followed by a set of “in other news” links to other news items from across the Web. But many readers complained that they were reading CogDaily using an RSS reader, and didn’t like having to come to our site in order to see the second half of these posts.

For the past week, we’ve broken news posts in two, posting a “news” item every morning, and placing the “in other news” links in a separate post every afternoon. Now you can see all the “in other news” links in an RSS reader without ever visiting Cognitive Daily. Of course, this means more posts, which you may or may not consider to be an advantage.

In true CogDaily fashion, we thought we’d ask readers which format they prefer:

If you have additional suggestions or comments, please let us know in the comments section.


  1. #1 Fletcher
    January 26, 2007

    I was looking for the “It doesn’t matter to me, post it however you feel is best” option.

  2. #2 Dave Munger
    January 26, 2007


    Based on the number of responses so far, I suspect most readers fall in your camp. Personally I’m liking the new system, so unless we get a late chorus of dissenters, I’ll probably stick with that.

  3. #3 Judith in Ottawa
    January 26, 2007

    I don’t use a reader/feeder, but prefer to bounce around the web as a periodic break in my usual keyboarding regime. I like having the quick links visible on the front page, because sometimes (sorry) the main story doesn’t catch my interest but some of the news stories might if I can only remember they are hidden ‘below the fold’.

  4. #4 Teresa Michelsen
    January 26, 2007

    I prefer them separate, as I do use a reader. By the way, is there any way your site could remember our personal information for commenting, so we wouldn’t have to retype it in every time? 🙂

  5. #5 Lab Cat
    January 26, 2007

    Is there a poll? ‘Cause I can’t see it if there is.

    I don’t mind which format you use.

  6. #6 anonymous drone
    January 26, 2007

    I prefer one item per post.

  7. #7 CanuckRob
    January 26, 2007

    I agree with Fletcher, post it the way you like.

  8. #8 Pat
    January 29, 2007

    There is a good case for the conversationalist ideal of blogging to do what feels freest and most natural to yourselves. This way you will do it, do it well, and do it willingly!

    Do not fall into the trap of pandering to every-one. If you where doing so bad they wouldn’t be here, and if you change, they may not stay…

    P.S. love it! Less summary posts, like you do, offer more flexibility with less work, as sometimes the damn Non-Ethernet gets in the road.

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