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

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Real Estate Broker with CJ Realty Group, Inc.

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

March 06, 2010 08:00 PM
Rainmaker
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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.

March 06, 2010 11:25 PM
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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.

March 07, 2010 05:49 AM
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Claudette Millette
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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.

 

March 09, 2010 07:09 AM
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Maureen McCabe
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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.  

March 11, 2010 03:49 PM
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