By Jueseppi B.
Seems to be some displeasure and opposition when it comes to WordPress and them allowing bloggers who use the WordPress platform for their blogs, to repost articles written by fellow WordPress bloggers. That was a mouth full wasn’t it?
Some months ago WordPress started offering an option to reblog post written by other bloggers. What that means is if you visit other blogs in the WordPress family, or blogs you follow, and you are a client of WordPress, you can click on the word “reblog” and that post is automatically posted (reblogged) to your blog page.
The original post is published on your blog but in an abbreviated form of about 2 paragraphs, with links and credit back to the original blog post. This allows a bloggers post to get more attention and exposure by being published on many other blogs.
I have been introduced to many new bloggers and their blogs by this method of sharing, and many of the readers who follow TheObamaCrat.Com have been introduced to many blogs I have reblogged over the months since WordPress started this option.
It’s one of the very few improvements WordPress has added to their platform options that is actually a brilliant idea, and one that works.
Of course there are some bloggers who disagree. These bloggers don’t like their work being reblogged. Even though the original blog post gets full credit, you only get a partial post of the original post on your blog, and WordPress has given this option to it’s blog clients.
The only reason that WordPress clients object to reblogging is simple….they are jealous of any attention received by other blogs and their bloggers, they are selfish and can’t stand sharing the spotlight, and finally, they are haters of anyone having any recognition given to their blogs.
I like reblogging.
I will continue to reblog until that time comes that WordPress removes the reblogging option.
The objective of anyone blogging is twofold. You blog to cleanse your soul and ease your pain. You blog to inform and spread information. Any other reason for blogging pretty much falls into those two pigeon holes. The only way your blog is successful is not by how many followers you have or how many people visit your blog, not even by how lucrative your blog becomes…..the true measure of success is if you spread information adequately or ease that pain and cleanse your soul.
That doesn’t happen if nobody reads your blog. WordPress has the correct idea, sharing blogs and passing around good post are the reason we all blog.
So in closing, I’d give this advise to those jealous selfish hating blogs and their bloggers: Get over yourselves. Even if you have 14 million visitors and I have 900K visitors…..you and your blog is not any better or more important than the next blog or blogger.
Remember that….you’re not better nor bigger than WordPress.
And WordPress supports reblogging.
And so do I.