Re-blogging - What is re-blogging and how can it help you - Part 1 of 2

Reblogger Susan Haughton, REALTOR Alexandria VA Homes for Sale
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Have you seen the re-blogs and wondered what it was all about?  Have you wondered who was doing it and WHY? 

As a new blogger, I found the following post to be chock-full of great info and answers to my questions, so I thought it was worth a "re-blog" in case you were wondering some of the same things I was.  

Thanks, Jeff, for another informative and very helpful post.

 

Original content by Jeff Belonger

 

What is re-blogging all about?

 

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For those of you new to Active Rain, you might have seen this green icon in the upper right corner of other member's blogs. Reblogging is simply someone republishing your content on their page. When someone reblogs your post, it transfers it to their page without changing a thing. That reblogger can add an introduction above your actual post, but not all do. I do digress about that, but I will go over this in Part 2, Do you pay it forward in your re-blog?

 

Bob Stewart talked about re-blogging when it first happened.

 

 

 

What are my options about re-blogging?

 

 

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You can choose your post to be re-blogged or not. It's that simple...

This box is literally 3 boxes above the button you click when submitting your post. And this can't be done if you have chosen your blog as a 'members only' post. Remember, this button is checked at all times. You have to uncheck it if you don't want your post to be reblogged.

 

Note:  In my opinion, I don't consider re-blogging a form of plagiarism since the author allows you to reblog their article by checking the box. 

 

 

 

How can re-blogging help me, the author of that re-blog?

 

news outlets - getting your message out there to the public

 

What a better way to get your message out to others. No matter the topic or the message, other people thought it was either very worthy or helpful. It would be like having your own news agency or your own personal paperboy delivering the news on your behalf and at no cost.

Keep in mind, if your post is of quality content and keyword rich, that re-blog will get searched throughout the internet, which in turn gets your information out to possibly thousands more without you lifting a finger.

Lenn Harley adds a few excellent suggestions in regards to reblogging. - Lenn's re-blog comment # 7 -

 

My opinion? A Re-Blogged post is one of the finest compliments another member can pay you.

 

 

 

How can re-blogging help me the re-blogger?

 

reblogging can bring you money even if you reblog a post

So how can it help you if you re-blog someone elses post? Could re-blogging your competition hurt you? In my own opinion, I don't see how it could hurt you at all if you are in different market areas. But even if in the same markets, aren't you educating your potential clients? Or if you are a realtor reblogging a loan officers post, this could make you look like a local expert in your area. Just be careful of those posts that are misleading.

But let's take it a step further. If that person is a good writer, and or has very good Google juice because of their name and or search words, this could help you also. How is this? I have personally known a few members here on Active Rain get a new borrower who found them on the internet by reading something that they re-blogged of mine. Please read : The success of re-blogging.

Important Bullet Point - I have searched through Google for my key words at times and sometimes found my post that was re-blogged to be higher than my original post. Wow... how powerful is that. Talk about your message helping the both of you.

 

Key Reminder : Keep in mind that you are endorsing that person's thoughts and or opinions when re-blogging. What happens if that person is wrong about a specific topic? Just food for thought.

 

 

To re-blog or not to re-blog, that is thy question. But what is your answer?

 

 

 

  • Re-blogging - Do you pay if forward in your re-blog?  Or to those that re-blog your blog?  - Part 2 of 2

 

 

 

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Susan... thanks for reblogging this and for the kind words. 

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Jeff:  Thanks for writing a blog full of info I didn't have!  ;-)

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Hello Susan,

Thanks so much for reblogging Jeff's excellent post!

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