WordPress’s Reblog Button: A Great Tool Of Sharing Or Theivery?

I have received several comments over the past few weeks about the re-blog option. It Sites the original author, gives the link, and publishes 3-5 lines on average. In my opinion, it is a great way for all of us bloggers to continue to get our “message” out, what ever it is. It also is a great tool to gain exposure for our blog, and to share our favorite bloggers.

I guess that if somebody does not want their material shared, they can always ask it not to be re-blogged. I don’t know if we can opt out and not allow for our work to be re-blogged.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. taraisarockstar
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:18:15

    This is a tough one. I would assume if you are posting your blog to the public, you are essentially giving the public the option to repost your blog. If you don’t want your blog re-posted, then you have the option to make it private. I agree with you that it is great exposure and I take it as a compliment if someone wants to re-post my work. As long as they are not plagiarizing, it’s fine with me! 🙂


  2. Linda Vernon
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:26:06

    Personally, I would take it as a compliment.


  3. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:28:35

    Good points Tara and a fully agree. I like the fact that a re-blogged post can’t be changed by the person re-posting. Also, the site is given from where it came from. I have made many new friends thanks to this tool.


  4. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:29:23

    I know I do Linda. I just re-blogged one of your articles, and encouraged people to vistit your blog.:)


  5. Linda Vernon
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 09:57:46

    Thank you so much! It’s so cool because I had just got done commenting that I would take “reblogging” as a compliment, hit the submit button and when my comment appeared there was my blog Reblogged. It just doesn’t get any cooler than that! You have made my day Hill Billy!


  6. bibuji
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 15:56:02

    I don’t see any problem in reblogging , because the author and source of the content is clearly shown.


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