A Post About Reblogging

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I’m writing this post because it has come to my attention several times by some of my readers that they occasionally wanted to reblog some of my posts but commented that there was no ‘reblog‘ button on my page to share.

As readers and writers, we are not all technically gifted and that little button makes it easy to share the blog instantly to your own blog. Unfortunately, when someone owns their own domain, that is, not having their blog on WordPress.com, they aren’t afforded the ability to add a ‘reblog‘ button from the plugins in their dashboards. When I first moved to my own site from WordPress, I had installed a plugin called repost to enable readers to copy my blog post over to their own blog. That button has since become invalid as the owner of the plugin discontinued it, hence I have removed it.

You may notice on many writer’s self-owned blogs, that there isn’t a reblog button on their pages. But there is in fact a way for everyone to be able to reblog any post using “Press This“. This is a tool you can download from your “tools” widget in your dashboards of your blogs which will install a little icon on your tool bar, or you can save to your favourites, wherever you choose it to go.

I use this handy little marklet myself for reblogging other’s posts. All I do is when I’m on a post that I’d like to reblog, is go to my favourites, scroll to “Press This”, click on it, and a screen pops up asking me if I’d like to save or publish the article of the page I am on. It’s that easy and convenient. I then save it so that when I’m ready to put the post together, the link to the blog has been saved to my drafts.

I hope this helps many of you. And remember, the courtesy of reblogging is to always link back to the person’s website in the post where you took the article from. This gives them the recognition for their work that has been shared on your page. This helps immensely to avoid copyright infringements, and beware that there are certain posts that you may have to obtain their permission to use.

When I reblog someone else’s post, I like to message them and let them know I have reposted their work, as a courtesy. Now, feel free to reblog this. πŸ™‚

Click on the highlighted “Press This” ifΒ you’d like to read more about “Press This

56 thoughts on “A Post About Reblogging

  1. Debbie,
    THAT is sooooo weird… I was just going to try to put a reblog button on my page cuz I saw one on someone else’s and then I thought. Hey, I haven’t checked in with my good buddy for a while, and I will go there first to say hey and IS THAT crazy or what? THAT you posted exactly what I needed to know?! Doodoodoodooooo lol.
    GREAT POST by the way! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lol, nice hum to the twilight zone. You know the universe connects us to things we focus on. So glad I could be of service lol. xo πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m so glad people are finding this helpful. I know I was confused for a long time when I couldn’t find reblog buttons,especially my own. Now anyone can reblog anything with this handy tool. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey, you know me Tess – always eager to share small tidbits of things that helped me along the way. Glad if I can enlighten others. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Sally. I’m glad I could be of help. I see there are already a few commenting that it is helpful. Please stay tuned for tomorrow’s very important post for all bloggers to take heed from. πŸ™‚ xo

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  2. Oh that’s great if it would work on non-Wordpress sites like Blogspot. Being able to easily reblog posts to my self-hosted WP blog from other hosted sites would be convenient.

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  3. This is helpful, Debby. That little “Press This” button was always a little scary to me. My brain thinks that every internet button is going to irretrievably blow something up. Usually it does too, but not irretrievably…just embarrassingly. Like the time I deleted ALL my images, ALL of them. Thanks for the explanation. This sounds safe. πŸ˜€

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    1. Lol, you cracked me up Diana! I promise you won’t explode anything. I was also afraid, and still am sometimes, to touch ‘unknown’ buttons. But I was determined to find a way to be able to reblog content, or clip any other content from anywhere on the web with this tool. So glad you found it helpful. πŸ™‚

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  4. I believe this post would be useful for those looking to share useful information on their website, especially for those who tend to struggle with blogging platform πŸ™‚

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  5. Now I finally know why some sites have reblog buttons and others don’t! Mystery solved. I have used Press This as an alternative. I hope most bloggers, at least in WP, will install it! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jen. No, it doesn’t automatically link back. You have to send a pingback at the bottom of the draft there’s a box where you add the link of the reblog, so the original poster sees it. πŸ™‚

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  6. I forgot ALL about that Press This button. Thanks for the reminder. BTW: It’s not necessarily a copyright infringement to reblog somebody’s copyrighted post; posting it as your own most assuredly is. Most people, myself included, are probably quite happy to see others repost their stuff. I copyright my stuff because I may want to use it in a book in the future and don’t want any doubts about my own rights to do so and to protect my stuff from misappropriation (if only I should be so lucky LOL).

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    1. Glad to help John. And you’re right, it’s perfectly fine to reblog a post, as that’s what spreading the word is all about, but watch out for those photos! πŸ™‚

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  7. Very helpful article, Debby. I have never used the ‘PressThis’ button mostly because I had no clue what it would do. You’ve cleared up a lot of things for me and I appreciate it. πŸ˜€ xx

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    1. I’m so glad you found this helpful Vashti. I thought I’d write about it because I was surprised by the amount of bloggers I found that were having trouble reposting blogs because they had self hosted websites. πŸ™‚

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  8. great info β€” I get lot of followers from wordpress reader & I enjoy when folks reblog my posts, hence I’ve remained on wordpress.com…

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