(This is something that I wrote on theonlinephotographer.typepad.com.)
Re Kirk Tuck’s comment about RSS readers… I read TOP via the RSS feed but, because I like the site so much, and assume it will benefit Mike, I click through to read all the posts that interest me on the site itself.
Aside from hoping this helps Mike I also click through because I want to read the latest Featured Comments (and sometimes the rest of the comments), which might not appear in my RSS reader. Another reason why they are such a good idea I think.
Without the RSS feed there would probably be periods when I wouldn’t visit the site at all, given all the other demands on one’s attention these days. The feed ensures I miss nothing and keeps me coming back regularly.