I have subscribed to a few blogs myself that have the truncated RSS, and sometimes it really bothers me, and if it bothers me, I'm guessing it does you as well. Or, on the other hand, does it allow you to be more selective in what you read? I find that I will read something of interest to me even if I have to click through.
While on the topic of the blog, I would like to point out another cool feature that I'm starting to use more:
Other Posts of Note
These are hand-selected posts that I've read that I believe will be well worth your time. I read many posts a day, and these are the ones that I think will have tremendous insight and application to you. So, if you haven't started checking those out yet, I encourage you to do so.
Just yesterday I watched the Ira Glass video on storytelling. A fantastic watch. But in the off chance you don't watch it, or to "whet your appetite", there was something that I thought was absolutely essential for media producers (young and old) to hear:
Ira points out that we get into media production because we have "good taste" and love our medium (TV, film, radio, etc). The problem is that there is a "gap", wherein what we produce is not nearly as good as we would like. And this, he points out, is where he sees most people quit. And the only solution to this problem is to produce more and more content so you can get better. At this point he plays a segment from something he produced years ago and points out all the flaws in it. And this was a segment he made after 8 years of doing it.
Absolutely amazing input.
So, stay with it, and keep producing things. And if you ever need help along the way, we're here for you.
Your Media Production Mentor