We All Like to Reblog (via WordPress.com News)

2 06 2010

We All Like to Reblog Have you ever come across a blog post that you enjoyed so much you wanted to easily share it with the readers of your own blog? Sure, you can copy and paste the link and perhaps even a snippet of text with your own comments, but overall it's not a particularly enjoyable experience. We wanted to change this and make sharing other posts with your readers as easy as posting to your blog. Today we're introducing a new like and reblog feature enabled … Read More

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One response

2 06 2010

I think this is a great new feature from WordPress. Similar to “liking” on Facebook and “retweeting” on Twitter, now you can show a blog owner that you especially liked a particular post, and can “reblog” it on your own website. I think this is really helpful for blog owners for 2 reasons: firstly, it shows you which posts most interested your readers, rather than just using your site stats as a measure of success – not everyone who clicks on a post will actually find it helpful or like it! Secondly, the easy reblog feature, which posts a short excerpt of another post on your site whilst linking back to the original post, *might* mean that people are less tempted to republish entire blog posts on their own sites without the permission of the original author. This has happened to me before and I was NOT happy. I only found out that someone had been copying my posts on a certain subject when I noticed people clicking onto my site from this thief’s site. I suppose I should be grateful that they thought to add a link to the original post, but copying the entire thing without permission was NOT cool. The reblog feature is a useful and more controlled way of showing appreciation without breaching copyright.

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