I use Google Reader to keep track of all my fave blogs and love it. The Reader is easy to use, easy to organize, and reading the blogs painless. One thing I have wondered is do you think it is beneficial for you, as a blog author, to have short or full posts available in readers?
As a reader, I enjoy being able to just go to one place and read the posts. If I find something I want to comment on then I click over and say what I want to say. If I don't have anything to say then I go on to the next blog. It works! I must also admit to sometimes just marking an item as "read" if it only has a short snapshot and I don't want to click over because I'm feeling lazy. Just trying to be honest.
As a blog author though, is it more beneficial to have short posts enabled for readers in order to get more people to visit my blog? Currently, I have full posts enabled, but I wonder if I would notice an increase in traffic if I use short ones. I believe feed burner is tracking how many people subscribe to my feed, but I don't think they are tracked if they just read from their reader.
So what do you prefer? As a reader? As a blog author? If you read blogs in a reader do you find yourself clicking on the blogs with short excerpts or like me to do you sometimes cheat and mark them as read. Be honest!