How many Blogs must a Reblogger Reblog for a Reblogger to be a Blogger?

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Realty Arts

Just been thinking about Reblogging on AR and as usual, thinking brings up thoughts.  And some questions...

I think I support Reblogging.  Heck, I know I do.  It is a great way for fellow AR members with subscribers to introduce new members who offer worthy reading.  I read reblogs of topics by bloggers I do not know, and I make new blog subscriptions. Great!

And I like being able to reblog worthy stuff.  I give the blogger credit in the title, and make a comment that I separate from the reblog with a bold line.  I want to see the topic discussed, and I want readers to be able to perceive easily the separation between my thoughts and those of the reblogged blogger.

Compliments for the thoughts should go to the appropriate blogger, either Me for my cogent and insightful comment, or back to the original reblogged blogger for their cogent and insightful blog post.

And, having had my humble dreck reblogged a couple of times, I know how good it feels to have others deem it worthy of spreading around AR for their readers to see.

Bewonderments, in the spirit of overthinking a concept under the influence of excessive caffiene:

Can a reblogger actually be considered a blogger if every new post starts with "Via..."

If a blog is not worthy of comment by the reblogger, is it really worthy of reblogging?

Should there be a limit on reblogs for folks who do not write their own blogs?

Should Reblogs be limited to bloggers who contribute a similar or equivalent volume of original content? 

And we just GOTTA talk about the points....

ActiveRain gives 25 points for a reblog.  How many reblogs can a member do, for what maximum point total?

Should a reblogger have to write a 50+ word comment on the reblog to get any points at all?

Should serial reblogging be allowed?  Serial reblogging being the practice that shows 5 or 6 or 8 "Click,Click,Via..., Comment-free" blogs in the AR blog bar in rapid fire sequence, @ 25 points a pop.

No points are currently offered for comments on a reblog.  Should a great discussion be rewarded with points, say after 15 or 20 comments?  This might encourage direct reblogging rather than the reblogger merely linking back to the subject post.

Should this all be fun?  I hope so!

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Rainmaker
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Margaret C. Taylor
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent
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I was looking for another post, I'd seen previously, to discuss reblogging, and I found this one. 

I have been watching more carefully what others say when reblogging.  I noticed recently one person reblogged 10 posts and wrote the same comment with each, along the lines of 'I liked this and so I'm passing it on to others etc etc' 

I've decided there should be no points for reblogging.  The points should go to the original blogger.  If we think it's that great we should reblog it because we want to share the information not for points.  I usually thank the reblogger if they have really reblogged a wothwhile post that I would have otherwise missed.  Margaret C.

September 15, 2010 10:26 PM
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Hi, Margaret,

I wonder....  If I reblog someone's post, and make a good introductory comment that starts a whole new conversation, why would that not have the same 25 point value as if I had made the comment in their blog and garnered 25 points?

And since the original blogger gets 25 points for being reblogged, doesn't that accomplish that goal of rewarding them for being worthy of reblogging?

With the 25 word intro comment now required for a reblog, it is only logical that some Dedicated Righteous Pointeroo-driven rebloggers will paste in some less-than-pithy bilge to collect their Righteous Pointeroos.  I predicted as much.  Well, I at least pointed out the limits of the new rule to dissuade them.

September 15, 2010 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty

Great SEO benefits if reblogging is used correctly. Much more important than a few points in my eyes.

November 04, 2010 06:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty

Great SEO benefits if reblogging is used correctly. Much more important than a few points in my eyes.

November 04, 2010 06:12 PM
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Mike Jaquish
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
Realty Arts

Dustin,

Absolutely right, of course.

And, used correctly, reblogging helps an AR member promote another blogger, kind of like in a "community."  Also more important than the points.

November 04, 2010 06:19 PM
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