I was never a huge fan of teasers. They just seemed to be an annoying way to break one’s flow while reading and inhibited scanning someone’s blog. But when making a blog they are nice! Is it just me or is it really something writers like and readers don’t I wonder. Certainly the re-do of Fake Steve fell into this category. I used to read it all the time on the iphone but now don’t – because of the teasers and the template which loads like a dog on the iphone.
I have felt the same about tags and categories too. Maybe (Maybe!) makes sense for huge blogs or blogs with a ton of writers but I always felt that between the title and google, categorizing and tagging are covered. Maybe I should categorize more though. I do like one blog (Alan Storm) because he tags his tutorials on Magento appropriately. But I haven’t seen other good uses of the notion.