Do you think blog home pages should carry only excerpts or teasers? Or should they carry the posts in full?
8. Don’t miss to use the teaser to display only the post excerpt and to increase page views.
I think whether a post should be shown in excerpt or in full should be a function of where it is being shown. Is it being shown on the homepage, in archives, or in search results. If a reader visits the homepage, why to ask him/her to go through one more click to read the entire post? This can hurt regular readers who visit your homepage for updates and find that they have to use more clicks to read the entire posts.
I am not saying that this is entirely wrong, but doing this only to increase the page views, in my opinion, makes you inconsiderate towards your readers.
I think it should be a factor of frequency of your posts and probably even their length. As should be the number of posts that you show. If you write about once a day, you can keep the top one or two posts in full and the rest as excerpts or links, called a mullet style design, which provides a balance between only excerpts and only full posts. If your frequency is higher, it might make sense to keep all your posts in full. I also know that a lot of readers expect full posts on homepage when they realize that they are reading blogs.
However, I realize that this can be only my opinion and preference. What do you think? What would you like to see on this blog?