There are a great many people who read this blog by subscribing, either e-mail subscription or subscribing through an RSS reader. Certainly when I started the blog, I never imagined having so many subscribers. Up until now all subscribers have been sent the full text of each day's post with photos, because I've been publishing the full feed of my blog.
Unfortunately, the world is full of people who aren't honest. For a long time now I've been discovering people (called scrapers) who subscribe to the feed from my blog and then republish it on other websites, often without any credit at all to Kalyn's Kitchen. Amazingly, some of these individuals even change the title to make it look as if they have written the recipes I publish. They do this in order to put ads on a website and earn money without having to do any work.
Why do they steal content from my particular blog? Partly because the full feed makes it attractive to them. Many bloggers publish only a partial feed which acts as a sort of "teaser" about that day's post. The title and first few sentences of the post go to a subscriber, but to read the entire post each person has to make one more click, to click through to the actual website where the blog is hosted.
I considered changing to short feed once before, but instead just shortened the posts on the front page and added a feed item which clearly identified the material as coming from my blog. Obviously that was not enough.
After I publish this post, I'm going to change the settings in Blogger so each post will publish only the first 255 characters in the feed.
Photos also will not show. (Edit, Blogger has now made it so I can set the jump where I'd like so I'm setting it after the photo, yaay!) To see the complete post as before, it will just take one more click on the title of the post to click through to the main blog.
To all my subscribers, thanks for subscribing, and I hope you will feel Kalyn's Kitchen is worth one more click and continue to read. I appreciate your understanding of my need to protect my work in this way.