ReBlog for Extra POINTS!!!! It is the Highest Form of a Compliment to the Community!!!!

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This is a well written article that explains the "social" power of re-blogging.  I remember when re-blogging was launched,.  There was great debate.  As usual, the brilliant marketing minds of AR Management was right on target!

Original content by Mary Macy

As a newbie I did not understand Reblogging.  I thought it was a form of copying someone's work.  BOY, was I wrong.  Reblogging is the biggest gift in Active Rain that I have found (ranks right up there with all of my new friends and business that I am getting from AR)  I got up this morning to more comments on my Reblog than my Blog, so I really felt compelled to share the best of this with everyone who either is or isn't reblogging.






That being said, let me tell you that it has created a real connection to the community for me.  Here are the top reasons I am finding that Reblogging works.

  1. Since you only get points for 10 REblogs a week (more later), I am careful about picking the best blogs I find in the rain to reblog.  Since I am typically an evening blogger, when I reblog the articles of those who blog in the morning, it makes it fresh for the evening crowd to see a great blog that they may have otherwise missed if they did not go back to the beginning of the day to review.  So it spreads the good news and information so to speak.
  2. If you feel strongly or like the content, it allows you to share your perspective, your input not only adds additinal flavor and information for the reader, it can really help support the original position of the blogger by adding agreement from someone else in the community of support. 
  3. It creates a real sense of connection to the person who originated the article that you value their opinions, ideas and content so much that you would take the time to reblog their comment.  That creates real community out here.  Every reblog I have done has gotten comments back from the original blogger thanking me for reblogging.
  4. It creates points, yes you get 25 points for every reblog and you can do 10 reblogs a week for points, cutoff time on the 10 is every Sunday night at midnight.  I find I do more than 10 because there is so much good content out here in the rain to learn from all my brothers and sisters.
  5. If nothing else, it makes you read more content and allows you to be a better business person no matter what your business through your looking for great articles to reblog and it adds information to your outside blog. (more about that later)
  6. ReBlogging adds amazing content to your outside blog site that is well written (more on how to do this in next article) and increases your SEO rankings.

To put it in perspective, I have learned a lot from blogging and about re-blogging by reblogging great articles.  I am going to create another blog tomorrow on the lessons I have learned about the right way to reblog, but enough for this post.  If you want great content on reblogging right now and have time today, I want to commend the Active Rain Bloggers who have done great blogs on this topic "Reblog" and their articles have really helpped me understand ReBlogging.

Gina Chirico wrote a Great Article on Etiquette called What is Proper Etiquette for Reblogs?     Gina Real Estate Agent Picture


Midori Real Estate Trainer Picture Midori Miller - Midori has many articles on Reblogging and her articles are short and concise with great information that has been a great help to me.  Look for the links to more of her articles on reblogging at the bottom of this blog How to Make a Reblog Your Own   Here is another Great post she did 11 Google Alerts because of One Post - Reblogging Baby


Missy Real Estate Agent

Here is a great article my Missy Caulk on Blogging ReBlogging is not Plagiarism - ReBlogging is more GoogleJuice  I learned a lot from this article  Missy is a big contributor to Active Rain and writes great posts.

Here is a great article on understanding the difference between Reblogging and Plagiarism How to Recognize and Avoid Plagiarism by Paddy Pizappi

Have a Great Weekend ReBlogging

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Comments (9)

Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Thanks Kate for re-blogging this one (how appropriate!) as I missed it the first time around.  ~ Susan

Sep 25, 2010 05:11 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Great reblog and rehash of this important info.  One of the great ways to share others fantastic content with your own readers is to reblog it.  I think many of the points chasers are even unaware they could be getting points plus content if they were to embrace reblogging.

Sep 25, 2010 05:12 PM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Susan, I thought that it was appropriate too.  Good stuff, thanks for stopping by.

Robert, thanks.  I know of one blogger who reblogs at least 5 or 6 a day.  I think that's overdoing it.  I use it sparingly and only when I find content that I find valuable.  You're right about the points chasers.  It is tempting sometimes - lol!

Sep 25, 2010 05:25 PM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Thank you for the information and I took you up on the suggestion and reblogged.

Sep 25, 2010 06:51 PM
Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Hi Kate - Thanks for reblogging Mary's awesome post on reblogging.  It contains valuable information.

Sep 26, 2010 12:11 AM
Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

Thanks for Reblogging my post, I hope it will contribute to all the newbies like me who are learning AR and missed the original debate on Reblogs.

Sep 26, 2010 05:26 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

wow I thought when you reblogged it was just another way to help others get that information out and honor thier work, good to know :)

Oct 02, 2010 01:01 AM
Charlottesville Solutions
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA

you know I really did not think much about re-blogging when it came out but you have an excellent point!

your friend in Charlottesville

Oct 04, 2010 12:05 AM
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

Thanks for stopping by and commenting everyone.

Oct 05, 2010 08:15 PM