Re-blogging - What is re-blogging? How can it help me or help you? - Part 1 of 2

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What is re-blogging all about?


re-blog What is re-blogging? Many of you 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 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.



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



What are my options about re-blogging?


re-blogging button

Very simple, you can choose your post to be re-blogged or not.

You have to check the box that is at the bottom of your blog for it to be re-blogged. This 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. And 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 media - news outlets

What a better way to get your message out to others. No matter what kind of topic or 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.

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.

Overall, this could mean more potential clients coming to you and or your site, to read up more about you.




How can re-blogging help me as the person who re-blogs a post?


potential clients and extra money

So how can it help you if you re-blog someone elses post? Could you possibly hurt yourself even if you re-blogged someone in your own industry. In my own opinion, I don't see how it could hurt you at all if you are in different market areas.

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 online and sometimes have 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.


IMPORTANT THOUGHT - Melissa Zavala stated this comment : 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 keep this in mind when re-blogging.  Thanks Melissa for bringing this up.



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






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David Monsour
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Gettysburg, PA

IF I reblog I only reblog the very best information.  I also like to reblog things that I don't know or that I think my sphere will find interesting.

Feb 08, 2010 05:32 AM #68
Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

I like the reblog option. I think ultimately it helps and the credit goes to the right person. However one of my biggest single blogs ever (reblogged 16x) - when I google it, it is a REBLOG that shows up on page one of Google. Again, credit is given to me on the blog, BUT it would be nice if my original blog was the "winner".

Feb 08, 2010 05:44 AM #69
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Thanks for explaining the purpose to this feature.    Appreciated, and am "mulling" it over.

Feb 08, 2010 05:51 AM #70
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I search for posts to re-blog.... and am happy to find good info to pass along to my clients, prospects and fellow Realtors!  Love the RE-BLOG!  Kathy

Feb 08, 2010 05:57 AM #71
David Krichmar - Legend Lending - Sugar Land, TX

Great post.  I agree with re-blogging.  But, I see Steve's earlier point.  once someone  reblogs your "blog" they become the focus of that blog when found online.  in my opinion.  so a possible down side.  but there are many up sides to it. 

Feb 08, 2010 06:49 AM #72
Nicholas Goraczkowski
Aurora, CO
Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES

I find that re-blogging is a great way to share an idea with a group of people that might not have seen it the first time. It is also a great way to add to the conversation while doing so.

Feb 08, 2010 06:55 AM #73
Andrew Monaghan
The Monaghan Group - Glendale, AZ
CRS, GRI, EPro Associate Broker

Thank you, ill look to reblog this ...


Feb 08, 2010 08:38 AM #74
Elliott S. Topkins
Topkins & - Boston, MA
Massachusetts Real Estate and Title Atty

Hey Jeff--I am your basic "post-a-day" blogger, so I come out with some pretty bad stuff, from time to time. On the other hand, once in a while, I "hit" one and my emails light up like a pin-ball machine. What is more exciting, people start to re-blog my posts to their people.

It is like "Brownian" movement for bloggers.

Thanks for the post. Any time, any place, any one can "re-blog" me.



Feb 08, 2010 08:53 AM #75
Robert Murray
The Corcoran Group - Westhampton Beach, NY

Thanks. As a helps.

Feb 08, 2010 09:30 AM #76
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

I re-blog occasionally. If another blogger has written something well, why re-invent the wheel? I DO, however, think it's important to preface the re-blog with WHY you are re-blogging and add some commentary of your own to personalize it to your market area.

And I agree that having your post re-blogged is a huge compliment!

Feb 08, 2010 10:23 AM #77
Alan Brown
Coldwell Banker Montrose Colorado - Montrose, CO
29 Years of Real Estate Experience .

Thanks for the information, I have re-blogged a couple of times because I though the content was great.

Feb 08, 2010 10:31 AM #78
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Boy, was I surprised when I started getting points when someone reblogged my stuff lately. What a neat surprise. I did not know you could not reblog a members only post.

Feb 08, 2010 10:53 AM #79
Chrysti Tovani
eXp Realty - Fair Oaks, CA
Sacramento Real Estate Agent

First of all, Jeff, I'm glad you're not in my neck of the woods.  LOL!  You are an excellent resource.  I would definitely endorse you.  I can't re-blog your articles though because your signature throws off my blog format.

I re-blog when there is good information that I would like to share. It takes me awhile to write my own stuff and I can't write about everything.  I don't have time.  So it is wonderful to have the ability to get good information out to my readers.

I read a lot of articles and deliver only the best to my readers.  It's like having a news paper or magazine.  In fact, I was thinking of adding to my blog description that occasionally there will be articles that are chosen to hold a spot on my blog.  All of my posts go onto my Facebook and fan page automatically so even if people don't see them on Active Rain, they do read them from my feeds.  I write my own content as well.  But I like having the variety.

Most of the time I will write an introduction above the re-blog because a few times that I just re-blogged without explaining that it was a re-blog, I had people come on and think that I wrote it and they commented to me.  I want the person who wrote the article to get the comments.   Now on the other hand, I have had people thank me for re-blogging something because they may have missed it when it first came out.


Feb 08, 2010 12:43 PM #80
Real Design Online
Real Design Online, LLC - Portland, OR

reblogging is a great way to share information further!  Thanks for the post!

Feb 08, 2010 03:18 PM #81
Tere Rottink
CoastalVa Realty Inc - Virginia Beach, VA

Jeff, I found this blog on a re-blog. I would not have read this post had it not been re-blogged .  I didn't know that others reblogging your information would get them higher on Google than the original blog.  So, from now on, my local and neighborhood information will not have the reblog feature. 

I love to re-blog posts that have information in which the writer is an expert.  This is not information that I could write about, but my local readers will benefit from.


Feb 08, 2010 11:38 PM #82
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans


I will still and try to get back to those comments that asked questions and or had insight.. here is Part 2

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


Feb 09, 2010 04:20 AM #83
Justin Messer
Supreme Lending USDA, FHA, and Conventional Loans - Peachtree City, GA
Residential Loan Officer, USDA Rural Housing Loan

Re-blogging is crucial to members blogs.  It adds great informative content to your site, boost your page rankings, and shoots a bit of Google Juice to the original blog.  Its a Win Win all around!

Feb 09, 2010 05:54 AM #84
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I am going to admit hesitately but re-blogging make me look more informed and I am surprised at the clients that think it was mine although I clearly state it isn't.

Feb 15, 2010 11:18 AM #85
Brian Morgenweck
Power Realty Group, LLC Bergen County, NJ - Hackensack, NJ
Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS

Thanks...You've answered a few of my ??'s on this topic.

All the best!

Mar 10, 2010 11:29 AM #86
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Wow didnt know about this AR feature and I think overall it does help.

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