Well, not in the grand scheme of things but it is one of the most annoying things that blog publishers can do. I honestly can’t see a reason for it. 😕 If I’ve subscribed to a blog then i’ve probably visited your site so why do you force me to go back everytime you publish? It “breaks” the concept of RSS/Atom feeds for me. A few months ago I subscribed to Grandad’s Head Rambles but, due to the fact he uses partial feeds, I’ve found myself less inclined to even read the partial updates in Bloglines. I’ve unsubscribed from blogs because of this before and apparently I’m not the only one.