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Hi all πŸ™‚

If the title to this post is a bit of a head-scratcher, please allow me to explain. Since reblogging seems to be a bit of a hot-potato issue, I decided that I would just straight up ask all of you, to please let us know whether you are pro-reblog or anti-reblog. There is no judgement here, or explanation needed. It would just be simpler to know and share those blogs which encourage their followers to reblog, and to be aware of the blogs that would rather keep their content original, so that people will know to respect your wishes and not hit that reblog button.

So here’s my thinking: Everyone is more than welcome to join. The more, the merrier! I will, at a later date, be posting a comprehensive list (or several, dependent on the level of interaction) of sites that have an open reblog policy. I would also like to somehow let people know of good blogs that would prefer to maintain their original content. (In a separate post). If this is something that interests you, you let me know in the comments section and I will link to you on the follow-up posts. Bonus point- you canΒ use this postΒ as an arena to market your site. Β I will only include sites in the list who have clearly stated whether they preferΒ TO be reblogged, or whether they prefer NOT to be reblogged, along with the link to your site (so as to avoid any confusion on my part).

Please, if you would like to be included, leave your stance on the issue in the comment section along with your link. And, since I love reblogs and would like to make this list as comprehensive as possible, please feel free to share this post πŸ™‚ Let’s make the blogosphere a more familiarΒ place!

Have a nice Sunday!

-Mliae

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  1. I’m new to blogging so I found this article quite insightful. I don’t think I would mind if someone reblogged my blog, as long as they said where the original post came from. I probably wouldn’t reblog other people’s blog as you never know whether they are going to be ok with you reblogging the post or not. I think I would more likely share the blog on social media instead of on my own blog as long as it is allowed!

  2. I greatly appreciate reblogging. I think it’s awesome and a way to collaborate. I recently created a menu for it because I decided I wanted to do it more
    Mypuzzlepeace.com

  3. I’m always honored when a fellow blogger reblogs one of my poems. Although I know some bloggers prefer not to have their posts reblogged, so I tend not to reblog. It eliminates the guess work.

  4. I am always amazed and absolutely delighted when someone reblogs my work. It is a given that when we reblog a post all the credit is given to the writer and we leave a pingback to them. I do think it is a good idea to ask before reblogging. With a list like this we wouldn’t have to ask, we would already know if someone objects. Thanks for thinking of this! http://www.suziland.net

  5. I don’t mind reblogging at all – I think it’s complimentary to the writer. It’s much like retweeting content on Twitter. However, even though WP automatically is set to show it’s someone else’s content, I always appreciate further explanation- a brief blurb about why, I guess. Hell, I’d be tickled some color, likely pink, if someone reblogged work from my blog: https://beautifulanddangerousblog.com/ thanks for doing this!

    • Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this πŸ™‚ I totally agree, it’s always nice to leave a little explanation as to why you picked a certain article to reblog, instead of just sharing people’s work at random. I’ve got you added πŸ˜‰

  6. I like reblogging because it brings more traffic to your website and help you to get more readers for your posts which is the idea of blogging. Any blogger writes posts to others not to himself/herself so s/he wants to get more readers and more opinions about her/his posts.
    Really enjoyed this!
    If anyone reblogs posts from my blog: https://almowafak.wordpress.com/blog/
    , I will appreciate that.

  7. I migrated from Tumblr where its 85% reblogs and I kind of got tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. Selective reblogging that fits the narrative of your blog is OK but when you don’t create anything original it just defeats the purpose of a blog in my opinion. Keep on blogging and be original.

    • I am so glad you brought this up. I hadn’t realized Tumblr was that bad with shared content. I totally agree that its OK when it fits with your blog, but that just hitting that reblog button all the time might be a bit much. Thanks for chiming in!

  8. Sometimes all I do is reblog, for weeks. Months, even. I’m beginning to think I have no original thoughts in my head anymore. So yeah, I’m all for reblogging. And I I ever manage to post something original, anyone is welcome to reblog it.

    Now, all that said, I’m curious about this. If the site doesn’t say anything about reblogging (yea or nay) I assume it’s okay to reblog as much as I want to. Maybe I should always ask first? But really… you put something on the web with no copyright attached, I think you have to expect it to be sent other places. That’s sort of the point, isn’t it? To share your thoughts with the world?

    • I’m pretty sure that whether or not you attached a copyright notice, anything you write or create is automatically copyrighted to you. A copyright notice just makes it easier if it ever comes to a court case. There’s also a difference between sharing somebody’s content, giving the author credit or merely taking their words/ideas and passing them off as your own…

    • Hi Marlene, thanks for stopping by! I think by default, all works are copyrighted automatically when the date of publication is attached. I think reblogging is great because there is some really cool stuff out there. And I agree with your thinking, that it IS on the internet. Personally, I always ask first anyway, just to be sure.

  9. I found this whole re-blogging thing confusing, actually, and people’s comments here actually helped to clarify what it’s all about, so thanks for the post and to all the commenters too!

    As for what I think about re-blogging:
    If I understand correctly what it is, i.e.. sharing content while giving credit and linking back to the original post, I think it’s fine, it’s like sharing it on Facebook or something and brings the original blogger more readers potentially? While on the other hand not giving credit and not linking back is surely stealing somebody else’s content, pure and simple, and therefore not at all okay?

    As for Waterblogged: Dry Thoughts on Damp Books you’re all welcome to make it more popular! πŸ™‚ I’m honoured if people like my stuff well enough to want to spread the word.

    BTW, if someone doesn’t want their stuff re-blogged, the easiest way is to remove the re-blog button in Settings…

    • Hello! I loved reading your comments. I totally agree with you, and especially about the reblog button! πŸ˜‰
      The reblogs are linked back, so it isn’t a matter of Copyright infringement, how I see it. There are some issues with it though, that if people don’t read the whole post, in can give the impression that it is the bloggers own. There are many who do not read posts at all… just like, like, like in the reader.

      • No it isn’t, not at all. I don’t too much understand it either, unless its people that think WP is like instagram or something. But they are out there, the stats show it if you’ve got a post that has more likes than views.

      • That happens to me to but you can actually read a post via the Reader a lot of times without having to go to the actual blog. I think it’s only people who bought a domain name or something, who haven’t got a web address with wordpress in it, that you can’t read. Then it cuts off after a few lines and when click to continue, you go to the website.

  10. Re-blogging is a great way of spreading posts to people who might not have seen them otherwise. It is also important to give credit and link back to the original post, πŸ™‚

  11. I personally would not mind it if someone would reblog my post.

    I was going through the comments above looking for anti-reblogs and the majority is fine with it. I guess most of us feel that it builds the community and reaches people who might not have discovered our blog yet. I do agree with Tony’s point though, I follow blogs for their original content, not reblogs.

    https://speakoutsocietysite.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/sos-qa-purpose/

    • Hi! Thank you so much for chiming in πŸ™‚ I have also found that most bloggers are totally with reblogs, and encourage them. However, there are many authors and businesses on WP as well, who prefer to keep content original – so I just had to ask. I feel that having a reference of bloggers who are fine with sharing their work will make it easier on those of us who have to share something super cool when we see it πŸ™‚

  12. As a new blogger I’m still figuring out the inner-workings of wordpress. Is reblogging just sharing a link or is it an actual option to choose at the end of a post to reblog to our own page?

    If it’s what I think it is, it’s more like a Retweet like on Twitter then I’m all for it. Spreading traffic to those who have similar interests helps everyone involved

    • It’s kind of like a retweet. you share the post on your page, and at the bottom there is a link where the reader can click to read the rest of the post (which takes you back to the site from which you reblogged it.) Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  13. I love reblogs! It’s a great way to get traffic to your site, and I would feel honored if someone reblogged any posts of mine. I actually do a post at the end of each month, not necessarily reblogging, but I share about 30 links to different blog posts I’ve particularly enjoyed throughout that month, including the title of their post.
    https://nikisthoughts.wordpress.com/

  14. I re-blog all the time! Share and participate in the wonderful world of blogging. I always try to re-blog the original post so that the person who wrote it gets recognised as the writer.

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