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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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

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

There is a limit isn't there?  There is no stipulation that they need to compliment their inventory of Re-Blogged content with something original.  Perhaps they are not capable.   

I have been Re-Blogged by some serial Re-Bloggers. It would be more "Share This"  than "Like This" on Facebook I think... I can't get worked up over it.  It's their blog.

January 03, 2010 02:05 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

David,

You get just as many points for reblogging without comment as you do for commenting, so why bother to think up a comment?

SarahGray,

Your post resonated more.  Congratulations on the feature!

Judy,

Thanks!  Confusion comes in many flavors, I think.

Alan,

Gee, if you take that away, they would probably just cut and paste for blogging points...

January 03, 2010 02:09 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Maureen,

Good to keep perspective.  Not much of it is really worth getting worked up over.

This sure wasn't a rant, FWIW.

January 03, 2010 02:11 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Tim Maitski
Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage - Atlanta, GA
The Agent Who Uses "Watermelon Tough" Sign Posts

Comment #1, Reblogging for SEO purposes?  Looking for content to reblog that will give you good Google results?  That's a new one to me.  Kind of seems to be parasitic.  That just doesn't seem right to me.

January 03, 2010 03:10 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Tim,

Ruth describes a "win-win," kind of a synergistic symbiotic thing.  Seems fine to me.

 

January 03, 2010 04:48 PM #18
Ambassador
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Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Real Estate Connections - Manassas, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Mike  I have no problem with re-blogging as long as it is focused and not "scattered" for a few points here and there

January 04, 2010 10:19 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Karen,

When the reblogger actually READS the post and offers input why it is noteworthy, the reblogger may even bring some value to the conversation.

January 04, 2010 10:26 AM #20
Rainer
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Jim O'Donnell
Raleigh Cary Realty - Fuquay Varina, NC

And how much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood. 

January 05, 2010 12:47 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Jim,

Good note!  Weak minds think alike!!!!

January 05, 2010 12:50 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Mike, I always try to comment on someones post after they comment on mine but lately I've been having some problems finding a post that was written by the blogger and not a re-blog. 

January 05, 2010 10:17 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Marchal,

"Click-Click and 25 points" for a reblog means proliferation without contribution, I think.

January 05, 2010 10:19 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

I think re-blogging gets GOOD information out to the AR community as it is VALUED by members. I re-blog to groups not listed on the original blog 

January 13, 2010 05:59 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

Wallace,

Yes!  Often that is exactly what reblogging does.  And reblogging to different groups can help spread the word. 

And, I'm hanging in there with the thought that a good reblog will include a little thoughtful commentary from the reblogger.

January 13, 2010 06:19 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

When done correctly reblogging serves the important purpose of sharing great ideas with a wider audience, within and outside AR.

August 28, 2010 09:21 PM #27
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

DAve,

"When done correctly...."  Well....Yeah!  "Correctly!"

August 28, 2010 10:53 PM #28
Rainmaker
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Margaret C. Taylor
Century 21 New Millennium MD - Mechanicsville, MD
St Marys/Calvert/Charles MD Real Estate Agent

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 #29
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

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 #30
Rainmaker
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Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty - Mooresville, NC

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

November 04, 2010 06:12 PM #31
Rainmaker
49,187
Dustin McClure
Mossy Oak Properties Outdoor Realty - Mooresville, NC

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

November 04, 2010 06:12 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

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 #33
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