reBlogs now require commentary - I DON'T GET IT

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Garrigus Real Estate CalBRE# 01844442/01844441

 

This blog is my opinion on the new 25 word requirement of commentary for reblogs.

Read Bob Stewart's post here if you're not familiar with it.

 

Wait a second. I've seen a few comments here about people "abusing" reblogs, but isn't a reblog helpful to the blog being reblogged? There are a ton of blogs I would not have seen if it wasn't for the reblog!

 

As far as the 25 words or less comment requirement, what exactly are you trying to accomplish, ActiveRain?

 

I actually love the reblog option. Sometimes I would comment, and sometimes I wouldn't. It depended on the situation. But forcing a comment may produce a lot of "Oh hey, I found this and (anything to fill the 25 word requirement)" comments.

 

Is it constructive? What was the problem before other than some reblogging because they like the blog. Or they want points for the reblog. Or they want others to think its their work (which is silly because the original writer's info is at the top of the reblog and their signature is at the bottom if they have one). Or all of the above?!

 

Again, I love the reblog!!! I get to share a great blog with information I did not have before. I get points for reblogging up to 10 posts a week. I get a chance to find a great blog that may have been posted when I wasn't even on ActiveRain. I get exposed to blogs that should have been featured but were not due to the sheer volume of blogs here!!

 

Plus, if I get one of my posts reblogged, I get points there too and my blog gets to "sing in the 'Rain" as they say.

 

And I'm sorry, but I love getting points! It is a guilty pleaseure and I know in the end it doesn't matter, but what's the point of points if we don't care about them? Many here on AR say they don't care about the points, but me thinks they aren't telling the whole truth!!!!

 

A forced comment does not make sense to me. Again I ask why force a comment? What does our community get out of it?

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Todd & Devona Garrigus

Broker / REALTORS®

951.490.3698 | Direct for Todd
951.490.3683 | Direct for Devona

www.GarrigusRealEstate.com
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Susan Emo
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I think it is great that this has been introduced!  So many people abusing the reblog option, usually late at night, thinking no one will see.  At least they will be made to do something more than hit the magic button.

Aug 31, 2010 03:58 PM #1
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Michael Ford
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Todd like you I like the re blogs because sometimes you just miss the original post. 

Aug 31, 2010 03:58 PM #2
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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Well, my guess would be that they don't really want people just "phoning it in".

If you feel a blog is re-post worthy, there must be a reason right?  If you those reasons are valuable information to everyone else.

My assumption is that if everyone did nothing but re-blog, there would be no comments for people to learn and grow from.

Aug 31, 2010 04:07 PM #3
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Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
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Just to serve as an update of my opinion on this matter, and to reply to everyone who commented here:

I don't consider the 25 word required comment as difficult or time-consuming. Nor do I think it will detract me from reblogging. I really like the reblog feature. I feel it serves the original writer in garnering extra attention for a good post, and it serves the reblogger as well.

My position has been all along that I don't consider the requirement helpful in what it was intended. Rebloggers intending on points alone with just cut and paste generic dribble to get around the requirement.

Its too easy to cut-n-paste, and it'll ugly up the reblogged blog.

That is my opinion. Thank you Susan, Ralph and Michael for your comments.

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