I lost focus on the previous post (Friday afternoon and all), and lacked to conclude that the focus on my post was on being able to offer an excerpt version of your blog even if you don’t use excerpts in your posts and don’t use RSS summaries.
I mentioned that the best way to do this is via Findory, they offer an excerpt version of your blog…so they are not only an RSS engine but they also deliver content at the per blog level (actually as an alternate version of your blog)…this is what makes them different to other RSS engines as per the comparison on the last post.
So, as stands, if you go to my actual blog, it will show full-text posts (it doesn’t have read more links)
…and I also choose to syndicate the RSS full-text feed, and not summaries.
If you go to my blog on Findory, it will show excerpts of my posts
…and the RSS feed will also only show excerpts or summaries.
…and the RSS feed will show related articles to my blog.
Although, there is a more native/secure way to show RSS full-text and RSS summaries…on some blogs I have seen two RSS feeds to choose from, one for full-text and one for summaries.
Not sure how to add this to your blog, but I currently have RSS 2.0, which I gather means you can choose to publish full-text or summaries, whereas the early versions of the RSS standard, could only publish summaries, and even earlier versions could only publish titles.
So I guess by having three different versions of RSS on your blog you can offer, RSS feeds for; titles, summaries, and full-text (all this without relying on a 3rd party).
[ADDED 25/07/05: also see BlogPulse RSS Summaries]