8 Responses to Don’t Hog ‘em! Reblog ‘em!

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    As I mentioned in my comment on Harper’s post, I’ve encountered some bloggers who don’t want to be reblogged, so I don’t do that anymore. (Though personally, I’m flattered to be reblogged.) But I do try to send out tweets of great posts and send people to the blogger’s site directly. That way, I can still share the good stuff. Plus, I only post once a week, so I think I’d be considered lazy if I used one of those posts to reblog something. 😉

    • Andrea says:

      I didn’t realize you only post once a week, I thought it was 2 or 3 times. I only used the “press this” button once, today. Had no idea what it does so I usually just post a link also. I wonder why people don’t mine leading others to their blog but dislike being reblogged. Sure there’s a reason tho.

      • Carrie Rubin says:

        I read somewhere that if it gets reblogged twice, then the original author doesn’t get referenced, but I don’t see how that’s possible, because I would assume to read the article, the reader would have to go to the original post.

        • Andrea says:

          True… Maybe they mean if others reblogged by me, and then someone reblogs my post, it references me and not the original. But anyone who follows the links would find the original. Or the text should say this is so and so’s post. Byronic man did a link to a great blog that turned out to be a third party to copy pasted another guys blog text to his as content, but I couldn’t figure out how to find the original. That’s a problem, obviously.

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    Some bloggers’ reticence about being reblogged comes from their experience with people whose blogs consist solely of reblogs and have no original content.

    I don’t tend to reblog myself, but sometimes I will include a link to another blogger’s post in mine if I want to bring it to a reader’s attention.

    • Andrea says:

      I thought reblogging and “press this” WAS reblogging. I also don’t like when people copy/paste the content without clearly linking to the original. Then again, Huffington Post is the best news page out there and that started as only reblogs no?

  3. jmmcdowell says:

    I’ve never tried the “press this.” But it was an option on WordPress before they added the “reblog” button at the top of the page. So I think they work differently, but don’t ask me how!

    I didn’t know that about HuffPo. Six in the morning, and I’ve already learned something new!

    • Andrea says:

      oh? There’s a reblog button? I thought it was just the press this button. Maybe one copies the blog post, and one just attaches the link. I used press this, and it just created a new post on my page with the link only. I just learned something too 🙂

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