How To Make A Reblog Your Own!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates

Oh, the topic of reblog always surfaces for various reasons.  I find that many of the articles I write are reblogged and sometimes very often.  I love it and appreciate it but sometimes the reblogger is short changing themselves. 

Reblog | Repeat | Relive | Revive | Revisit | Recoupe | Reproduce

In most cases people re blog articles because of the quality of content and because it can be beneficial not only in saving time but also important information for their clients and customers.

To me reblogging is a win win situation but you must make the re-blog your own in order to gain the true benefits of reblogging.  Many times posts are reblogged without anything written by the reblogger....

So how do you make a reblog your own?  It's very simple.....

Start with an intro...address your target readers...next ask yourself why are you reblogging this article?  Put into words and explain why you felt it was important for your readers to know this information.  Maybe your spin on the article or the benefits to your local market. 

Bottom line..in order to use reblog to the maximum capacity...it simple

  • Add an intro
  • Explain the benefits of this post to your readers
  • A link to either your site or your ActiveRain profile

Yes reblogging an article has its benefits meaning...25 points...additional content for your readers but if you want to use reblogging to benefit your blogging efforts...add a commentary and make the reblog your own.

More useful articles on The Reblog Button

Reblogging-Why Not Comment On The Original Post?

The True Value of Reblogging-Tips For Activerain Members

Yeah Baby! You Can Re-Blog Mine Anytime!

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Rainmaker
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

I had my doubts about reblogging after reading negative posts concerning the fact.  But I've taken a second look and think you have a good point.  I'm reblogging once again.  Good post.

April 21, 2010 06:59 AM #14
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I haven't tried reblogging to date, but you have some interesting tips to consider.  Thanks for sharing!

 

April 21, 2010 08:02 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Homes

Midori:  I think of a reblog as a guest speaker or writer for my blog.  Another view, another opinion that I would like my readership to learn from or just share an idea or happening.  I write pretty good intros and always highlight the name & city of the original poster.  I think it is a polite way of business sharing. There are a few people here that are abusing it I understand but for the most part it's worked out well.  

April 21, 2010 08:56 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Morning Midori,  Another well thought out and presented post.  I reblog when the content is likely to add a point of view or data otherwise lacking .

April 21, 2010 09:23 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thanks for your tips. Best wishes for continued success!

 Blooming in Maryland. Life is good.

April 21, 2010 10:26 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Great point- I am going to start implimenting your suggestions!!!!  I know that throug the week I book mark all of the blogs that I really like and then repost my faovrites on Sundays- It is my windup and get ready for the week activity!  Thanks!!!

April 21, 2010 11:32 AM #19
Rainer
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Lydia Puller
Alain Pinel Realtors, Marin County Luxury Short Sales - Mill Valley, CA
Buying and Selling in Marin, Solano & the East Bay

I've thought about reblogging but am not sure of the protocol especially since their are copyright issues. So are we talking about reblogging our own posts or reblogging someone else's? And inregards to the link is the protocol to link to whoever wrote the blog in the first place? Inquiring minds want to know...

April 21, 2010 11:54 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Midori, thank you for this!   I have reblogged several times but obviously missed out on some benefits!  pippa

April 21, 2010 01:09 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good tips...made it clear as to why reblogging is a good thing to be doing.

April 21, 2010 02:20 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I had not thought of the link idea. I like the idea of what you can summarize or what catches your eye about the post that you have selected to reblog.

April 21, 2010 02:55 PM #23
Rainmaker
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Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

I always take the chance on a reblog and try to insert a key word or two as long as it makes sense.

April 21, 2010 05:34 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

A member reblogged a post of mine yesterday, and did not leave a comment.  So, I went to his post and wrote a thank you for reblogging message.

April 21, 2010 07:23 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books
People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca - Riverside, CA
on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!

 

This is reblog heaven here in the rain. There is just so much........thanks for emphasizing this Midori

Best

April 22, 2010 04:15 PM #26
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Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA

Midori - Rock on !  You are so right, many reblogs do not have utilize the recommendations you provide.    It can be so much more of a useful tool and complement a blog if the blogger takes a few more minutes to personalize the reblog to address the readers.

April 24, 2010 06:57 AM #27
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Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate
Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access - Philadelphia, PA

Featured in "Build a Better Blog" group on AR !

April 24, 2010 06:57 AM #28
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Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices

Midori,

I see so many reblogs without an introduction. Nothing, just a reblog. i call them "Lazy Reblogs"

May 12, 2010 11:45 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Wendy Hayden
Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO - Richmond, VA
Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan

I've never reblogged a post before, but I will now.  With your suggestions!

May 30, 2010 09:47 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

Thank you for the guidance Midori (I love your name). I have yet to reblog a post but have been curious about how it works, and just saw one that seems like a good candidate.

After reading this article, I guess I would compare reblogging a post without adding value to flipping a house for more money without improving it.

February 15, 2011 10:04 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Jennie Miller, PLLC
Buy/Sell/Rent Your Home in Phoenix Metro Area - Scottsdale, AZ
AZ Broker - Real Estate Services 480-382-9681

Thanks for sharing this!  I have been using Active Rain for long time and didn't know how to do this!  Thanks!

April 14, 2012 08:10 PM #32
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Lanise Warrior
Dream Catchers Real Estate - Compton, CA
Carson-Compton Real Estate Specialist

I haven't re-blogged yet, but some information from Home Inspectors and Lenders are very informative.  I would like to share this subject matter expert information!  

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