Your cheating heart.... are you cheating on ActiveRain?

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Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

 

cards hearts say love from erinc_Mc_hammer on Flickr creative commons license  I wanted to title this My cheating heart but I think the classic song is "Your cheating heart" 

I was amused by a comment on one of my posts  that Re-Blogging is cheating...

Isn't Re-Blogging for consenting adults?  Who's getting cheated on?

ActiveRain?

The real estate blogosphere?

The Blogosophere?

The www.  ?

The Internet in general?

Who am I cheating with? - Re-Blogging content for consumers

Michael Thornton provided readers of my outside blogs with information about fireplaces - fireplaces hidden dangers

Regina P. Brown about bathtubs....  Warning do not paint your bathtub

June Piper-Brandon about fall planting - fall garden planting

Steve Shatsky about credit - building good credit getting the word out

I wanted to cheat with Linda Wetzell and Re-Blog   buying a bank owned home but the embed was too wide.

Who are you cheating with (I am asking who have you Re-Blogged) no confessions please.

What is Re-Blog? - Why it's not hurting anyone

If you don't understand Re-Blog it is syndication.  Use Search there's lots of blogs about it.  If you are a Rainmaker you can share content from for consumers from people who specialize in home inspection, finance, staging even if you don't.

I seldom Re-Blog content written to those in the industry.  As you can see I Re-Blog content to consumers.

I'm cheating on ActiveRain (if Re-Blogging is cheating)  and my readers get good content out of it!

I've seen lots of excuses why not to use Re-Blog.  Are you cheating consumers out of good content on your blog?

Photo credit: Photos is from the Flickr photostream of  erin_MC_hammer  

"All sizes of this photo are available for download under a Creative Commons license. "

The Creative Commons license linked to the photo is being difficult this morning!

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Rainer
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Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty

Hi Maureen, I understand, and agree totally.  I don't see how it is cheating to re-blog, as long as you use your own words.  thanks for sharing.

November 01, 2009 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
168,565
Larry Bergstrom
CNE, CRS, GRI
Crescent Realty, Inc. Spanaway, WA.

It's like a good story or joke, some things need to be passed on.

November 01, 2009 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
307,718
Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)

Maureen, Good post.  And I agree that re-blogging continues to spread another author's words around as well.  The only issue I have is when someone "rewrites" your words, without a hint of thanks for the inspiration. 

November 01, 2009 07:43 AM
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1,010,201
Harry F. D'Elia
Investor , Mentor, CSSN, Radio Coach, REOs, ABR
Precision Real Estate Inc.

REblogging benefits the author and the person reblogging it. It is a great way to obtain exposure.

November 01, 2009 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,033,076
Joan Whitebook
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
BHG The Masiello Group

If the blogger okays reblogs.. then it's ok...

November 01, 2009 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,284
Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

Re-Blogging like most syndication (real syndication ) benefits the reader... more than anyone.

  

Susan Brown wrote : The only issue I have is when someone "rewrites" your words, without a hint of thanks for the inspiration. 

 

Do we ever know WE were the inspiration?  Unless it is truly a personal story most  RE ideas are all over the Internet close to simultaneous.

I believe in attributing things to the source in most cases but I remember 2 posts refering to  Pavlov's dog experiment.  One got featured on AR, another member cried foul...( I almost said "fowl" and  they were NOT about the same topic.

 
November 01, 2009 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
388,798
Lew Corcoran
Your Professional Real Estate Advisor
Zip Realty

Maureen - not only does reblogging benefit consumers, it also benefits the original author as well as the person doing the reblogging. The original author gets more Google juice by having his or her blog post reblogged. And the reblogger rides the shirt tails. You both get added Google juice.

I sometimes reblog other posts when I feel those posts will benefit my readers. I always add a short paragraph or two before I reblog the posts.

November 01, 2009 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
545,591
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN

Catchy title and great post Maureen. I've of course seen others re-blog and appreciate it when I've missed the post, but never re-blogged myself - even when I thought it was one to share. Now, I think I'll check into "how to re-blog" and be ready to share those great post I read with others now. Thanks!

November 01, 2009 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

Who do you recommend to cheat with? 

November 01, 2009 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,321,707
Charles Stallions
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services

Hi Maureen, thanks for the good information I thought I would disagree but you're right on. I see a good post that affects my area or answers questions my clients may have and I re post.

November 01, 2009 09:04 AM
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Renée Burrows
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate

Oh you are making me go back into my archives to see whom I have reblogged.

Esko Kiuru and Ken Cook are outside contributors so much of their content is "reblogged" without the actual "reblogging" of it.  They just get approved most of the time and sent to my outside.

Here is who I reblogged recently:

  • Fred Glick
  • Richard Weisser
  • Nevin Williams
  • Reuben Saltzman

I tend to pick topics that will benefit my outside blog reader base and current market conditions.

November 01, 2009 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
973,701
Sharon Alters
Your Fleming Island Relocation Agents.
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty

Why reinvent the wheel? If an expert in a certain area has written a wonderful post, why not share it with my readers? Everyone benefits.

November 01, 2009 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,390,284
Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

Thanks for the comments all.

Thanks for the recommendations Renee... I don't know Fred Glick, Nevin Williams or Reuben Saltzman but I will be looking for them. 

November 01, 2009 02:31 PM
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

I think it is  rather simple. If someone feels that it is cheating, then do not reblog. If the author thinks that reblogging is cheating and does not want others to use his content in a reblog, then do not allow it.

But if we do  not mind taking what others allowed us to take, then it is not cheating

November 01, 2009 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,248,954
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time

If re-blogging you is wrong, I don't want to do right!

HA HA HA

November 01, 2009 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

Original blogger (the Re-Blogee ) benefits

Re-Blogger benefits.

Reader benefits.

I think ActiveRain benefits.

Re-Blog is like anything else in social media those who choose to use  it could benefit. You can't win if you don't play. 

thanks for the comments.  Carla what happened to "I love Wikipedia" ?????

November 02, 2009 02:40 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Maureen, du-uh!  Anyone who doesn't wish to be re-blogged can skip to check in the ok to reblog box when they post.

Last week, Gary Woltal posted two of the funniest blogs I've seen.  Neither got a gold star so I reblogged them.  I haven't done much reblogging, but I do think I'm going to do more whenever I see something good, especially if it isn't featured.

November 02, 2009 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

And I am sure they do Patricia. but does she  think other members are cheating?  Or maybe it's that she is  such a gifted writer that her readers would be cheated by anything less than her words, images, videos etc. 

Collaboration is a big part of social media.

Gary's a very popular member, publishes a lot of motivational stuff.

November 02, 2009 04:13 PM
Rainer
54,317
Teresa Berry

Maureen love your style! what's not to love about sharing good info? I consider re-blogging an honor and a privilege that can benefit everyone - the blogger, the re-blogger, and the reader. - totally agree with the comment from Carla  and it made me smile!

November 02, 2009 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
HER Realtors

I was going to Re-Blog Carla but she deleted it!

Her comment made me laugh!

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