Re-Blogging Minutes After the Original Post-Are You Missing the Point?

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

The re-blogging option on Active Rain is an opportunity to spread good information throughout the Active Rain network.  It also gives the original author and you a little jolt of extra Google Juice.

One thing that has always confused me is why another blogger would elect to re-blog a post within minutes of the original?  Often the first page of Active Rain has multiple posts with the same title and the original post is one of them.

Recently I re-blogged a post that was in my Active Rain bookmark file with an original publication date of July 2009. The information in the original post was still relevant and re-blogging now made it fresh to thousands of new AR members who might not have seen it last year.

Don’t get me wrong I love re-blogging.   However it seems a bit rude to hit the little green button and steal the thunder of the original post minutes after it hits cyber-space. It seems more appropriate to check  through the archives of bloggers you respect to see if there isn't something they posted weeks, months or years ago worth bringing attention to the Active Rain community and readers everywhere. 

Before you hit the re-blog button to scoop up those extra 25 points think about it for a second.  Is an immediate re-blog a good idea or should you bookmark the post for a reblog at a later date?

  

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Maya Thomas LLC, Broker
Key West, Key Haven, Geiger, Sugarloaf, Cudjoe, Summerland - Key West, FL
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I re-blog so that people who read my blog won't miss out on great information.  I'm not re-blogging for AR members.  I'm re-blogging for the people who will never make it to AR, but end up on my blog.

Mar 06, 2010 08:40 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX

Thank you for sharing this valuable information and of course thanks for making it RAIN!!!

Mar 06, 2010 08:41 AM #10
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David Salvato
David Home Inspection Service Home Inspector San Bernardino - Los Angeles, CA

That is so funny I do it all the time. Just Kidding. But I love it when it happens. I always say there goes another 25 points down the drain.

Mar 06, 2010 08:44 AM #11
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Cindy:  You make a good point here.  Although, I've always looked at the reblog option as an option to reach the readers to my outside blog with a topic that I might not have covered otherwise.  For me, it's not always about the AR community seeing it again.

Mar 06, 2010 08:54 AM #12
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Connie Hall
All Brokers Real Estate - Portland, OR

On a thing like your topic, you are correct, but a lot of times they reblog it because they feel it is important to their clients who read their blog. Their client will never see the dashboard and never realize that they copied your just minutes after you posted it.

Mar 06, 2010 09:46 AM #13
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

i agree with you...I don't know alot about the points here, and didn't realize you get points for reblogging either

Mar 06, 2010 10:14 AM #14
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Gerry Michaels
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Cindy, I never thought of it those terms, I reblog occasionally for the people who read my blog that are not on AR. I understand your point, and will keep that in mind, however I would like to think that those that do reblog regularly do it for their clients and not the points. I realize that that is probably not the case, but it is what it is...

Mar 06, 2010 11:25 AM #15
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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Sometimes a good post gets buried in the blog roll, and not many will see it.  A few that get featured, but this allows us to 'feature' a blog ourselves, in a way.  But, your suggestion to re-blog posts that are a little dated is a good idea too.

Mar 06, 2010 11:47 AM #16
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Cindy Jones
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Deborah-I just think that there should be a reasonable waiting period before someone hits the re-blog button.  Especially when the reblogger is not adding any commentary to the post.

 

Wallace-no argument with the different groups, however there is a percentage of rebloggers who are just hitting the reblog button, not editing to add groups and just grabbing 25 points minutes after the original post is on line.

Mar 06, 2010 06:03 PM #17
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Cindy Jones
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Corey-it just seems polite.  Even if you want your readers to see it you can bookmark and then bring it back later in the day or week with relevant comments.

 

Glen-I've reblogged but not two minutes after someone has posted.

Mar 06, 2010 06:04 PM #18
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Cindy Jones
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Emcee-thanks that's what I was hoping for folks to understand.

Frank-thanks for weighing in.  I've tried to remember to turn off the comments when I reblog.  I realized when I reblogged something yesterday that I had forgotten to.


Don-everyone approaches Active Rain in a different way.  Just wanted to express my opinion of instant reblogs.

Mar 06, 2010 06:08 PM #19
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Cindy Jones
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Stuart-haha you can't reblog members only posts :-)

Maya-which is perfectly fine.  Hopefully when you reblog you go in and make the changes to the title and keywords that bring people to your site and not back to the original poster.

Jeremy-thanks for stopping by.  Hope you had a great day in the Rain.

Mar 06, 2010 06:11 PM #20
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Cindy Jones
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David-oh so you are the culprit I was looking for.  You can reblog with purpose or you can reblog for points.  I think choosing to do it with a purpose is the way to go.

Chris Ann-I would agree that is the way the reblog should work.  So many mornings I log in and see the same blog title 6 times in a row.  5 of those are reblogs with no comments to add anything of value.  In fact when I see a reblog of a post that is full of keywords specific to another area you know it is a points only reblog!

Mar 06, 2010 06:14 PM #21
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Cindy Jones
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Connie-if the reblogger takes the time to make the edits to the tags and perhaps even the title to make it relevant to their area then it could be a win.  However the serial rebloggers who are just hitting the dashboard and grabbing the first 10 posts they see are the ones who don't seem to have any respect for the original blogger.

Kristen-yes you get 25 points for reblogging.  So the next time you see 6 posts in a row with the same title you will know what is going on.

Mar 06, 2010 06:17 PM #22
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Cindy Jones
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Gerry-if someone has great commentary to enhance or even to disagree with the original post I say go for it.  If you just reblog to grab 25 quick points then it really isn't fair.  Reblogging to your outside audience is good if you make sure that the title and tags are relevant to your area.

Carla-if you think about how many new members there are in Active Rain on any given day, week or month an older post can take on new life with a reblog.

Mar 06, 2010 06:19 PM #23
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Wallace had a great point.....reblog to different groups.  Gives more visibility that way. 

Mar 06, 2010 08:00 PM #24
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Nick Zappa
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Cindy I always ask the original poster if I can reblog, usually only to groups that it is not on and after some time has past. Only done a couple of reblogs.

Mar 06, 2010 11:25 PM #25
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Cindy Jones
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Kay-for those who reblog with a purpose and find posts that are relevant to different groups okay.  Still doesn't mean they can't wait a few mintutes though.    When I logged in last night I saw a poster who had reblogged 10 posts in a row with absolutly no comments and no keywords or tags that made the posts relevant to their area.  Obviouly only reblogging for the 25 points.

Nick-I think that is proper ettiquette.  Especially if you are going to re-blog their post while the original might still be hot.

Mar 07, 2010 05:49 AM #26
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Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass

Cindy:

That is a great point to wait awhile before reblogging. I have looked in the blog roll shortly after posting to see my blogs show up almost immediately. I usually think - "Wow, this person wrote about the same topic I did today" before realizing that it is my blog.

 

Mar 09, 2010 07:09 AM #27
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Does it matter?  for Google juice?  Or just on the blog dashboard.  I close comments on Re-Blogs anyway.   I don't want "GPTFS" comments on consumer content  and I would rather the member who wrote the post get comments on professional stuff.   I open comments back up on consumer content but would not on professional content.

I think I Re-Blogged John Mulkey's too quick today.  Mea Culpa.  

Mar 11, 2010 03:49 PM #28
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