Do You Read Re-blog?

Industry Observer

To me, it depends. I did subscribe to a lot of members of Active Rain. I enjoy reading their blogs, like what they have to say, and trust them if ever they re-blog. I'm not online all the time to read most of the posts. So sometimes I just click my subscriptions button to read blogs from the people I subscribed with, and if they have re-blog and I know I missed that original blog, I would definitely read it.  Why? It's because if they liked the post and was good enough for them to take time to re-blog it, I'm sure I will like it too. 

I also admire re-bloggers  how they write and introduce the blog in the simplest term, for me, I think that's being respectful to the original writer. At the end of the blog, the re-blogger comes again and it says "please send your comment to the original post," and then disables the comment.  Again for me, that's pure sincerity.

But then again, if they are doing it only to get points (I hope not), I will click next. Maybe they will lose my trust and my subscriptions. That's just me, how about you? Do you re-blog? Or should I say, do you read re-blog?

Comments (47)

Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

90% of the time, no.

Sep 04, 2010 03:58 AM
Brent Wells
The LivingWell Team - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Broker serving all of North DFW

I have not reblogged yet, but thats not to say I won't if its an awesome post!

Sep 04, 2010 04:08 AM
Lesley Wagstaff
Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC - Coquitlam, BC
For Real Estate and Mortgages

i have only re blogged a few times, but like you I reblog when it is something I find interesting and hope that the people who ead my blog are interestedin.  I like that the comments are direct to the original poster.  They did really do the hard work!

Sep 04, 2010 04:10 AM
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Reynold -- Your perspective makes perfect sence.  That said, I just can't get into re-blogs for some unexplained reason, it just feels odd, but then again, AR did when I first started as well, perhaps I need to get over it! :)

Sep 04, 2010 04:15 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I love the reblog feature for several reasons: 1) there is some great content out there & great to share, 2) sometimes I've missed the original blog, 3) it's an honor to be reblogged and important it strengthens both parties' google juice and 4) it's a great way to give some a nice compliment.

That being said, it's often overused and serial rebloggers annoy me and people doing this just for points annoys.  But, when it's sincere, I love it.

Sep 04, 2010 04:17 AM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Whether or not the post is a reblog really doesn't matter to me. If the content is interesting, I'll read it.

Sep 04, 2010 04:21 AM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


I think the reblog can make a lot of sense. I certainly read them. However, I would usually prefer that the comments are left open.


Sep 04, 2010 04:29 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have many blogs that really grabbed me, and definitely to share on my outside blog - some are very worthy of re-blogging!

Sep 04, 2010 04:41 AM
Scott Baker Coldwell Banker Realty - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale Cincinnati/Dayton Ohio

I have never reblogged. There are obviously many great posts to reblog, I just simply never have. Perhaps I need to think twice about who is not receiving the message due to my not reblogging the post.

Sep 04, 2010 04:47 AM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

Reynold, I have re-blogged a few posts but I only re-blog info that I think will be beneficial to my readers and any potential client that might happen across it.

Sep 04, 2010 04:54 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Reynold, I definitely read reblogs. I would miss some great posts if they weren't passed around by other members. It's hard to keep up with 190,000 people! lol Serial rebloggers? Hmmm, don't always read theirs because many of them just pick anything.

Sep 04, 2010 05:07 AM
Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt

If a subscriber does a re-blog I will look at it and click through to the original content.  I think that should be in the first couple of lines of the reblog and I think that the comments should be disabled.

Sep 04, 2010 05:10 AM
Lori Mode
The Mode Real Estate Group - Elk Grove, CA
Real Estate Made Simple

I do reblog posts every once in a while.  If they are about financing news, staging tips etc. sometimes I like to reblog these.  I also do read reblogs if they look interesting.  They catch my attention I think because someone else has taken the time to read them and reblog it.

Sep 04, 2010 05:34 AM
Stefan West
West Realty - Murrieta, CA
Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate

I have yet to reblog.  It probably would be a good idea since there are some great posts on here that may not get the same exposure.  But I like generating original stuff.

Sep 04, 2010 05:40 AM
Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986.
eXp Realty, Victoria BC - Victoria, BC
Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490

Hi Reynold,

We re-blog when the content is of value to our audience, points are not an issue, and yes to us it is a compliment to the original author to re-blog.

Hence it is very unlikey we would ever re-blog members only material (unless it really isn't just benefiting members only)

Happy Selling (and Re-Blogging)


Sep 04, 2010 06:08 AM
Claudette Millette
The Buyers' Counsel - Ashland, MA
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass


I seldom re-blog.  I would rather have all original content in my blog. But, I love it when people re-blog my posts. It is great exposure. The intro the people write to the re-blog is important and can often be interesting in itself.


Sep 04, 2010 07:17 AM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

Reynold - simply stated, yes, and yes. I do re-blog, not often, but, if it is a topic I feel deserves more exposure I will re-blog it, usually to groups other than in which it was originally posted. I have always also added something to the post, whether just my reasons for re-blogging or additional information, and sometimes opposing views.

Sep 04, 2010 07:54 AM
Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Reynold, I catch many things on a reblog that I would have missed. I then read it and if it jells with me I will go and comment on the original authors blogs.

When I reblog it is usually for consumers in Ann Arbor that I feel it would be helpful too. Why reinvent the wheel or spend time saying was someone else said so well?

Sep 04, 2010 02:08 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome


Thanks to Lenn for the reblog and my comment there:  Don't think I have disabled comments,at least not intentionally. I really like "working" the reblog when I find  ".... the comments are more interesting than the original post or introduction to the reBlog."


Sep 06, 2010 11:58 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Reynold 0 good topic. I don't think I've seen this before but I may be clueless.

I always read the reblog commentary - and BTW am glad they now require it - and sometimes is even better than the original post. I like to hear the perspective the reblogger has and why they chose the post to reblog. I am NOT a fan of disabling comments and always go to the original writer and comment.

I like when folks read MY reblog commentary AND comment, so I am more than happy to do the same.


Sep 06, 2010 12:45 PM