Reblogging is an easy way to share other’s content, it’s much better than sharing a link, because there’s a summary of the post’s writing and photo included. However there are some that don’t like them.
I can see both sides of the argument, so sometimes use them sometimes don’t.
Easy and integrated into WordPress.
Sharing obviously helps a) the blogger who wrote the article reach a wider audience and b) the sharer gets some content on their blog – so it’s a reciprocally helpful thing
Helps with the community spirit sharing each others work.
Easy for novice bloggers.
I have to switch of likes and comments at my end when I reblog, otherwise I get people commenting on the other’s bloggers post and leaving likes. Even though I’ve switched them off, I think the reader ignores the settings and still sends me likes. I would prefer the original author received both, as I’m trying to help them.
I have to go in and manually edit each reblog to include tags/categories I want it under, add featured image and I always put ruler lines at the end of every post to separate from the wordads. This is extra time and effort for me.
If I reblog a post and the other blogger deletes it (or their blog), I’m left with a post that points to nothing to clean up. And the original content is gone.
I think another reason people don’t like to reblog is it “messes up” their blog layout, they’ve spent months prettifying (not me, I’m not that special about it)
Sometimes I will put the content in a post on my blog, that way I can share the entire work and give credit back to the original author. Also sometimes I group say responses to a prompt into one post, this might save on the “you clogged up my feed” complaints, by reducing the number of posts I get through in a day.
I’m err’ing to the pro-side, as I enjoy the community collaboration, and always very pleased when people reblog for me, so assuming others are pleased when I reblog for them.
Not the entire guide to reblogging – over to you guys what you think ?
PS (Keanu Reeves is my celeb name for this post … for fun you may think up a tenuous connection if you like, please keep it clean and respectful, otherwise I may not be able to post)
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