What To Do When One Of Your Blog Posts Is Reblogged #bloggingtips

One the most delightful things another blogger can do is to share one or more of our blog posts. I remember when one of my posts was reblogged for the first time. As a new blogger, it was one of the most beautiful feelings I had, and I was excited that my post was now in front of thousands of new readers. Even today, I still get those same feelings whenever one of my posts is reblogged.

Unless you’ve chosen to turn off all your WordPress notifications, then you will get an email notification from WordPress when one of your posts is reblogged. It will tell you the following information –

  • which post has been reblogged
  • who has reblogged it
  • the number of followers the post has been reblogged to

Here’s an example of a recent reblog notification I received.

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A WordPress Notification Of A Reblog

WordPress also notify you of a reblog in the notifications area of your blog (The bell symbol in the top right of your blog).

The first thing to do is to thank the blogger who has reblogged your post. The easiest way to do this is to leave a ‘thank you’ in the comments section of the reblogged post. Not only is this polite and seen as friendly to do but you will also get notifications from WordPress of any further comments that are left on the reblog, which you can then respond to. However, don’t forget to tick the ‘Notify me of new comments via email’ box to ensure you get the notifications.

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Always thank a Blogger who reblogs one of your posts.

If the blogger who reblogged your post is new to you, then you may like to have a look at their blog and consider whether to follow them. However, you should never feel under any obligation to do this. For example, I once had a blog post that was reblogged by a beauty blogger. As I don’t have any interest in beauty products, I chose not to follow her blog, but I did thank her for the reblog.

Another way you can thank the blogger who has reblogged your post is by thanking them in the comments section of your own post. If you’ve already thanked them in the comments section of the reblogged post, then there is no need to thank them again. However, some bloggers choose to disable comments being left on posts they reblog so that readers who want to comment have to leave any comments on the original post. This is something I choose to do as I prefer comments to be left on the original post where they can be read by everyone who has left a comment. When this happens, you can thank the blogger by leaving them a comment in the comments section of the original post.

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Always thank a blogger who has reblogged one of your posts

Should you return the favour and reblog a post of the blogger who has reblogged one of your posts? Many do this, and it can lead to the blogger reblogging more of your posts, but you should never feel under any obligation to reblog a post because somebody has shared one of your posts. By all means, share one of their posts on one or more of your social media accounts but, providing you have thanked them, there is nothing else you need to do.

I’ve also seen many bloggers reblog their own posts. Personally, this is something I have never done, preferring instead to use features such as Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday to promote older posts. I also prefer to reschedule rather than reblog my own posts, which you can read about by clicking here, but do what you feel most comfortable doing.

What about me? Do I reblog? Yes! Over the time I have been blogging, I have reblogged other bloggers’ posts, but I do not reblog as much as I used to. I certainly do not reblog as much as many other bloggers choose to do but, as individuals, we should all choose what, when and how much to reblog. I have good reasons why I have moved away from reblogging and will cover these reasons in an upcoming post.

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190 comments

  1. Beautifully done, Hugh.
    Sometimes people just don’t think — or are on such unfamiliar ground that they don’t know what to think. So your blogging advice posts are wonderful and certainly fill a void.
    Some things might seem like basic “manners” to many of us. However, if living in DC has taught me nothing else, it’s that the world is ever fuller of people who have no concept of that…
    TGIF and mega hugs.

    1. I did rather think that much of what I wrote in this post was common sense, Teagan, but the comments have thrown that in the air and given me some ideas for some new posts. I enjoy sharing these bits of blogging advice, even if not everyone agrees with what I say. I’ve learned so much from the blogging world since I’ve been here that I wanted to pay my thanks back, and these tips posts are one way of me doing that.
      I think it a common courtesy that we say ‘thank you’ when our work is shared, but you are right in that some people will take it granted. No me, and not most of us, though.
      Have a super weekend.
      Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Vashti. Yes, the number of followers the post has been reblogged to is in the notification; not that it matters of course. In my eyes, any reblog is one of the nicest compliments another blogger can give us.
      Have a great weekend. 😎

  2. Thank you for the mention Hugh… I tend to use reblog quite a bit I know.. but because it is automatically linked to my main social media sites it does mean posts get spread without me going into five sites individually. I am back to my daily blogger post now where I can pull in several posts together instead of reblogging which saves space in people’s mailbox.. I tend to tell my followers not to click on email notifications for me at all.. unless it is their book promotion or guest post where they are responding to comments. As you say you have to find a way that works for you.. Thanks again for your invaluable help.. hugs

    1. You’re very welcome, Sally. And thank you for all the support you give to those in the blogging world by sharing and reblogging their posts. I know that many people (including myself) really appreciate what you do.

      Email notifications can become rather overwhelming, but at least WordPress now gives the option on how and when we want to receive email notifications. I don’t know where I’d be without those options, as I seldom use the WordPress reader. I find trying to keep up with it rather like being a hamster in a wheel. However, I always say that we should always do what works best for us. 😀

      Have a lovely weekend. 💝

  3. Hi, Hugh. Stopping in from Terri’s (secondwindleisure) reblog of this post. I mentioned on her blog that I didn’t really understand reblogging or the PressThis button until last year. I’ve reblogged a few posts and I also curate content with is similar.
    Usually, when I reblog something, it’s because I want to find it later. I know if I share it on my WP blog, I can go back, read it, and then add my thoughts.
    I used to use the PressThis button for my self-hosted site but the draw back to that is the comments are not enabled. I see the point in getting people to go to the original source for the conversation.

    1. Hi, Sara. Thanks so much for your comments. And thanks to Terri for sending you my way.

      I tend to save any WordPress email notifications of posts I want to save for later. I also use a handy little app called Evernote, where I can clip articles and read later. I’ve recently discovered a new social media site called Flipboard, where I can also save posts. However, I always say go with whatever works best for you. Whenever I have used ‘Press This’ I’ve had to disable comments so nobody can leave any, so I’m mystified why you say that comments are not enabled when you use it. Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree and I’m not talking about what you’re talking about? However, I think it is much better for comments to be left on the original post so that it adds to the conversation, and those who have already left comments can then see new comments as they are left.

      Thanks so much for the following my blog and for also joining in the conversation of this post.

      Best wishes,
      Hugh

      1. Hi, Hugh. I just checked a Press This post and I do have to uncheck comments. I’m not sure why I didn’t have comments earlier this year. hmmm
        I used to use Flipboard when I had a Tablet. It is a nice way to organize articles.
        For snippets, I use the Google Keep chrome extension. I can use on my laptop and on my phone.
        I really never got into Evernote but have lots of friends who enjoy it.
        I agree with you, disabling comments is probably the best so the reader can join the conversation on the original post. ^_^

        1. Just started using FlipBoard and I think I’m liking it. You can write little blurbs on each of the articles your curate. I just read how one man uses it as sort of a mini-blog.

  4. Another informative post Hugh and a great conversation going on. I’ve recently discovered the Press This button and have used it a few times. I for one appreciate you sharing your wisdom with us all so thank you. 😊

    1. Yes, I always enjoy it when I get a conversation going on a subject I write about, Deb. Of course, blogging is always a great subject to talk about as it gets many people talking.

      The ‘Press This’ button is a great feature on WordPress. I now prefer using it to the reblog button.

      And you’re welcome about sharing the wisdom. It’s just my way of saying ‘thank you’ to those I have learnt from since I started to blog. Plus, I always enjoy helping anybody out (where I can) when it comes to blogging.

  5. I scarcely reblog posts, but am occasionally reblogged when I participate in Sue Vincent’s photo prompts. Is the etiquette the same for those kinds of things where being reblogged is at least partially expected?

    1. I’ve participated in Sue’s challenges as well and I know that she does her best to reblog as many of the entries as possible. It’s very kind of her to do that, especially given that she writes and publishes quite a few posts on a daily basis. I still always thank Sue by leaving a comment on her reblog. Then, if anybody else leaves a comment on her reblog, I get notified of it and can respond to it. Occasionally, it does happen where a reader will leave a comment on the reblog rather than on the original post. Those comments can get lost if you don’t leave a ‘thank you’ on the reblog. That’s why I choose to disable comments on any reblogs I do so that readers are only able to leave a comment on the original post. I just find it an easier method in keeping up with comments.

  6. I remember once reblogging a post only to be accused by the person who’s content I shared of attempting to pass off their work as my own! Needless to say that was the first (and last time) I shared any of this individual’s work! Kevin

    1. Does make you ask the question as to why they had a reblog button on the post, doesn’t it Kevin? I’ve seen it happen before. If somebody does not want their posts sharing, then remove the sharing buttons. I don’t think it’s a hard one to figure out.
      Thanks for your comments.

        1. I think 99.9% of bloggers are as well, Kevin. I find it strange why some people mark their blog as private, but I guess they have their reasons. I also recently came across a Twitter Follower who stated that she deletes all her tweets (using some software), but that she wanted people to follow her! Why tweet in the first place if you’re going to delete all the tweets? 🤔

  7. Great informative post, Hugh, and as I have had a few reblogs lately..very timely for me. I have also learnt loads from the comments. A crown? but handy as I have hunted on one particular blog for a reblog button and maybe now I can find out how. It was a handy tip about photos as well… I had deleted a lot yesterday but more from the space angle and not copyright so thank you for that tip. Have a lovely day 🙂

    1. I’m so please let the comments have also helped, Carol. There’s only so much we can put into a post before the reader will switch off and stop taking in information. Copyright is a big problem in the blogging world. I’m shocked almost on a daily basis by what people post on their blogs which is not theirs to use and they give no credit for the image, photo, or words they have used. Song lyrics are a great example. They are copyrighted unless the writer has given permission for them to be used. If I’m not sure about copyright, then I won’t reblog a post. I’ll be talking about this subject in an upcoming post.

      1. Yes, they did Hugh,..I only use my photos or Pixabay but keep a copy of the this is free to use to cover me. I generally only reblog posts which are relevant to my blog and I know the photos are ok..But again you can only check so much and if in doubt don’t reblog. I look forward to your post on that.

  8. Great information! I’ve been reblogged a couple of times (and definitely thanked the person) but I’ve never reblogged anyone else. It’s mostly because I didn’t know how – so these are great tips. I’m sorry to read that some people reblog just to get their link in your comment section. That’s something I’ll definitely be on the lookout for.

  9. Great advice, Hugh. Sometimes I forget to click that darn “notify me of comments” box and then have to remember to go back, which is hard on the old brain. You make an important point about being aware of copyright risks on images. That’s why now I tend to “Press this” and not use the images.

    1. Thanks, Diana. I’ve done the same and forgotten to put a tick in that same box. Can be a right pain having to remember to go back and see if there is any response. Some blogs don’t offer that little box at all, which is a sure way of putting me off from leaving any comments.
      ‘Press This’ is a brilliant tool. I much prefer to use it than using the reblog button.

  10. Terrific post, Hugh! While reading it and all the comments, I took note of what Jane said about comments waiting for approval. So I hooped over to my dashboard and found 35! Jeez, I thought I was covering all my bases. Now I’ve got a boatload of work ahead of me, but I’m ever so grateful for this post. I don’t know how long it would have taken me to notice this otherwise. From here on out, it will be something I pay attention to every time I log on to my dashboard. I used to check it every day but got away from doing that for some reason. I’m not a novice blogger, so let me be an example to all of us for continued learning 🙂 💛

    1. You’re welcome, Tina. To be honest, I got myself into the habit of checking and responding to comments as one of the first jobs of the day when I switch on the computer. It’s now like as if I am auto-pilot. 😀
      So glad you found both the post and the comments so useful. I’m so very thankful to all of you who leave comments. They can be as important as the post itself. 💛

  11. Great tips, and we are always honored to be reblogged. One point, though, Hugh… when I follow someone, it is because I like their unique style. If I see they have posted another person’s writing, I honestly don’t always read the reblog, especially when time is limited. Not sure if anyone else feels this way ?? It gets especially challenging when someone reblogs all the time…I keep looking for their original voice.

    1. You’re not alone in not always reading reblogs, Van. For me, if the headline of the reblog does not grab me, then I usually pass on by. Yes, I could be missing out on a great read but, as you say, it’s also all about time. I know a few bloggers who reblog more to promote other authors, writers, books, etc. In my eyes, those people are doing a fantastic job for the community, but it can become a little overwhelming if you get notifications of new posts via email. I like what WordPress has done with the WordPress ‘reader.’ They now bundle posts up if a blogger is publishing lots of posts within a certain time frame.

  12. That was an interesting article, Hugh. I do reblog now and again but have found it a bit complicated on a self-hosted site. I can never find the post on my dashboard to disable comments now on the reblog!
    I never expect anything in return and I always try to reply to any comments or reblogs I get as soon as I can 🙂

    1. Yes, I’ve heard from other bloggers that are self-hosted that reblogging is difficult, Judy. I had to ask Sacha Black how to share one of her posts and found out that I had to click on the crown icon on her blog in order to reblog it. Why the reblog button has a crown on it, I’ve no idea. but there must be a very good reason for it. I wonder if anyone will enlighten us? 🤔

        1. Ah, yes, but I think even us who are not self-hosting have those moments when something goes wrong. Just look at me and how many times all my comments have been captured by the WordPress spam monster. Grr 😈

      1. Being blind and using a screenreader (Job Access with Speech or JAWS) to read the contents of my screen, I can find the reblog button on standard WordPress blogs (no problem). However my software doesn’t pick it up on self-hosted blogs so I was unaware that it existed on the latter. I don’t understand why self-hosted can’t simply say “reblog” as with standard WordPress sites (I suspect that self-hosted sites may lose potential shares due to this issue).

        1. I know for a fact that they do, Kevin. A friend of mine had to go to great lengths to inform people how to reblog her posts from her self-hosted site. It turned out that we had to press the button with a crown on it. As you say, why the button can’t simply say ‘reblog’ is a mystery. And what has a crown got to do with reblogging a post? I’ve also heard that many who go down the self-hosted route end up losing followers. Again, I’ve had that confirmed by people I know who have gone self-hosted. I know at least one blogging friend who came back to blogging on WordPress, rather than on their self-hosted site.

        2. I’m sure there are some who would give you very good reasons to go self-hosted, Kevin. Don’t give up on it just yet, but I’m with you in remaining as a WordPress Dot Com site.

        3. I agree with you that there are good reasons. For example the standard WordPress site does not permit people to sell their products directly from the site. So, as an author/poet I have to link to my books on Amazon and other places where they are available for purchase. I understand that there are no such restrictions on the self-hosted sites. In the end it is, I am sure horses for courses or to mix metaphors one man’s meat is another man’s poison …!

  13. I agree with some of the others on the personal space issue Hugh. I used to reblog but I stopped. I love it when others reblog one of my posts though. I like to think I give back in other ways via Facebbok and Twitter. All good karma. 😉

    1. Any form of sharing is good, Brigid. I fully understand why some bloggers choose not to reblog. There are some pitfalls attached which many don’t think about. I’ll be discussing that in another post. 😀

  14. Hi Hugh
    Great post, however, I think it’s terrible when we have to teach manners to people. I would think it would be common knowledge that if someone reblogs your post, you at a minimum say thank you. As you stated, it’s a compliment on your writing to have it reblogged.
    I have also seen some individuals reblog their own post. I have also seen individuals ‘like’ their own post and comments. I’m sure there is a logic to it. I don’t, but what I do is wait a few days and repost it on my social media sites. Is that the same as reblogging your own post?

    1. You would think so wouldn’t you, Chuck? However, I’m with you and think that most bloggers will thank anybody who reblogs or shares one of their blog posts. Sharing via social media is just as good, especially as many bloggers have a lot more followers on some of their social media platforms than they do on their blog. However, check out my comments with John Howard on this post. It can be very time consuming to do, and most people thank people in other ways rather than saying ‘thank you.’

    1. You’re welcome, Erika. It’s great to use so you know when somebody has replied to your comment, but the downside is that you’ll also get email notifications of any further comments left on the post. You can unsubscribe, though.

      1. Yes, absolutely! It makes so much sense. I think it depends on how many posts get reblogged and you will decide if you click that button again… lol! But then again it is a huge compliment when you receive so many comments (emails)!

  15. What an interesting topic Hugh. All of things you said made me really think about all of this a lot more. Same with your other reader’s comments. Thank you for always being fantastic about sharing your insights with us – especially us relatively “newbies” to the blogworld!

    1. You’re very welcome, Elizabeth. I really enjoy talking about these subjects and getting everyone to join in. The comments can make some fascinating reading and give us all ideas, help and advice that we can all share and make great use of. It’s a real pleasure.

    1. You’re welcome, Lorelle. You may like to wait until I publish my next post about reblogging before diving in and start reblogging posts. It will cover some of the pitfalls to look out for when reblogging somebody else’s post. 😎

        1. No, you don’t need permission from the Blogger, although I do know that some people do ask first. I have seen a few occasions where a blogger has got upset that somebody has reblogged their post without asking first. However, I look at it this way. If you have sharing buttons at the bottom of your posts (including the reblog button) then that is indicating that you are happy for others to share your posts. If you don’t want anybody to share a post, then remove the sharing buttons so that nobody can share the post. Kinda makes sense, but not everybody will always agree with what I say.
          I hope that helps, Lorelle?

  16. Very thoughtful post about reblogging, Hugh. I agree with you – thanking the blogger for the reblog is the polite thing to do. After all, they might have taken the time to read your blog and take what you have to say or show seriously. I always make it a point to thank bloggers who read my posts, and thank them on their reblog post and perhaps check out a bit of their blog too.

    I’ve never felt obliged to reblog a person’s blog if they reblogged me. I wonder if bloggers expect that in return. At the end of the day, I think, my blog, my choice, I can choose what I want to reblog or not reblog on it. I too have seen other bloggers reblog their posts. Nothing wrong with that, but I do notice it as I tend to remember very well posts that i read.

    Looking forward to what you have to say about your blog and reblogging. Personally I’ve never reblogged a blog for a few reasons. If I want to revisit a post, I might post up a post touching on that topic but from a different angle. As time goes on, I always get different perspectives and feel that a brand new post is the place to flesh out these idea.

    1. Thanks for your comments, Mabel. I don’t think most bloggers expect anything in return when somebody reblogs one of their posts. However, I have read and heard stories of bloggers who get upset if somebody does not return the favour and reblog one of their posts. Nobody should ever feel under any obligation to reblog and I firmly believe that many bloggers feel the same as I do about this.

      Some people have told me that they don’t do reblogs because their blog is their own personal space for their own writing. I fully understand this and, of course, many of those people may choose to share blogs posts on their social media accounts instead. I try and share the blog posts of other bloggers as much as possible on social media. It’s my way of saying ‘thank you.’ 😀

      1. It is interesting to hear that some bloggers might get upset – because reblogging might be a show of support for them or at the very least encouragement in the blogging world. It is very kind of you to share blogs and bloggers on your social media. I do that too, though I must admit sometimes it is hard for me to keep up 😀

  17. It is a lovely feeling to have a post reblogged – a kind of validation that someone thinks my words worth sharing 🙂 I don’t reblog on the Goldfish blog as it wouldn’t really fit (unless it’s dementia related) and my other blog is shared with four other writers, which is why I keep saying I’m going to start my own blog for all sorts of everything.
    Is your desk always so disgustingly neat and tidy? How do you work like that?

    1. Hi, Mary. Yes, a few people have said to me that they do not do reblogs because they feel their blog is their own personal space. It makes perfect sense, especially when their blog is about a certain subject. When sharing a blog with other writers, reblogs are probably a no-no, unless the authors have some kind of agreement in place. However, it can then cause a few problems and become quite complicated, so it’s probably best not to reblog at all.
      Arr, the desk. Yes, I’ve lots of comments about the desk. I’m not able to work with clutter, so it really is like that. If it gets too untidy, then I end up getting quite stressed out by it, so I start putting things in drawers and through the shredder 😁 Nothing is safe on my desk. 😈

  18. Something that has happened to me a few times is, i get a notification of a reblogg. When i click through to check it out, nothing is there. It is really strange. I usually mark those links as spam and move on. I don’t know if those things are intended as a click bait, but it certainly is annoying.
    As for reblogging, i occasionally reblogg someone, when i feel the post is important or really good. But since my blog isn’t the most popular at this point, i don’t think the other blogger receives much in me doing so.
    I’m usually a bit careful when reblogging, since I’ve received a notification of copy right infringement once. So, there is that aspect as well.

    1. It’s happened to me and is usually connected to what I call a ‘dodgy’ website. It’s also happened when another blogger has reblogged my post and then chose to delete the reblog from their site. It’s a way of them getting a link to their blog on my blog in the hope that people that will click on it. Even if whoever clicks on the link ends up getting a message that the post can not be found, they are still on the blog of the person who reblogged your post and then deleted it. I’m always amazed by the extraordinary ways people will go to, to get people to their blog in the hope that people will follow them. I don’t know about you, but broken links to posts are usually something that put me off from following a blog.

      Don’t put yourself down in thinking that people would not appreciate you reblogging one of their posts. Even if it’s just a reblog to one follower, that follower could become a new follower from the reblog. You may not blog much, but many bloggers (especially new ones) will be so thankful you have reblogged one of their posts.

      I always check out images on a blog post before I consider reblogging it. If I am not sure that any of the images are free to use, then I won’t reblog the post.

      Thanks so much for your comments, Sarina.

  19. I must admit, ever since I had a poem reblogged by a Rumanian gay porn site, the first thing I do when the re-blogger is someone new to me, is to have a look at their blog. I didn’t block that reblog (and the blogger reblogged another poem later), I was just intrigued as to… why?

    1. It could be because whenever one of our posts is reblogged, a link to the reblog and who blogged it shows up in the comments section of the post. If that’s the case with the Rumanian Gay porn site, then I’d delete the comment from the post, as they see it as a free way of getting traffic to their site. I’d also mark it as spam so that any further reblogs they do go straight to your WordPress spam folder.

      1. I hadn’t thought of that. Not the kind of place I want to give free publicity to. Since we’re speaking spam, something I’m getting a lot of are messages waiting for approval in the comments box except they’re not comments, more like vampiring of existing comments by strange blogs, all similar format, that look like long strings of book or academic article excerpts. I always delete them because I’m not sure what they imply.

        1. I will hover my mouse over the web address that comes with a comment. That’s usually a great way to check out where the comment has come from without actually having to visit the site. If I’m still not sure if it’s a genuine comment, then I will delete it.

  20. Cliff hanger!! You have stirred my curiosity about reasons not to reblog other peoples’ posts. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this!

    1. I don’t want to put anybody off from reblogging, Donna, but there are certain pitfuls with reblogging (as there is in most anything we do). Terri touched on a lot of these in her earlier comments, but I’ll be publishing my thoughts over the next few weeks.

  21. Interesting post, Hugh. I am always interested to read your thoughts on things. I don’t reblog a lot, unless it relates to me somehow. Mainly this is because I view my blog as being rather personal and not a big international blog like some of the bigger bloggers. I do share a lot on twitter, Facebook and google.

    1. A few people have told me why they don’t do reblogs Robbie, and they echo what you are saying in that they view their blog as a personal space for their own work. However, I know you do share a lot of posts on social media and I’m always very grateful to you when you share my posts.

  22. This is really helpful! Thank you, really. I recently had one of my blogs reblogged and I could not but feel exhilarated and content. I’ll definitely use your points as refrence for future gestures.

  23. All good points Hugh and I practice them. But I would like to also add that when I do an interview on someone’s blog or they are blogging about a new review on one of my books, I wait a couple of days until I reblog it on my own page because often others are reblogging that same post when it comes out (I’ve been lucky) and I like to let it marinate around before I give it new life. 🙂
    Also, what do you mean you’re not interested in beauty products? LOLLLLLLLLLLL ❤

    1. That’s a great point, Debby. I do exactly the same as you and usually wait at least a week before I reblog a post that I feature in. It gives the original post ‘more legs.’ 👯

      I just had somebody share a post of mine on their blog which is all about shipping containers! Need I say more about the beauty products and if I’ll be following them 🤣
      xx

      1. Lolllllllllllllllllllll. That’s interesting that they want to reblog posts that don’t pertain to their theme? I can’t tell you how many contact emails I get daily from people who want to guest post on my blog about their products which they feel are relevant to my blogs. So far out of left field you couldn’t imagine. Not to mention some of the salutations: “Hey” “To Whom it May Concern” “I love your blog and think my post would be a perfect fit” Really? You love my blog, you don’t even know my name and your product has zero to do with anything I represent. I don’t even bother replying anymore. Delete! LOL 🙂 xoxoxo

        1. I remember talking about this subject on one of your blog posts not so long ago. I get the same thing, Debby. I even get “To The Owner Of This Site” and “Hey Dude”!!!!! before they go on to say that their guest post will be the perfect fit for my blog. I think a clue to my name is in the name of my blog, yet they still don’t mention it? I even went down the route of saying ‘yes’ to one and discovering that the post was full of links to advertising sites that paid the blogger, who wrote it, every time somebody clicked on those links! He was persistent, but I finally blocked him.😈

        2. Lol, yes we did compare notes before on this topic. And like you, my name is in my site’s URL. It’s a peeve with me, if the salutation sucks, they aren’t even going to get much further with me, lol. Imagine sending an article to an editor for submission – Hey thanks for reading my work . . . . OMG cringing just to imagine. LOL 🙂 xx

      1. Lol Ter, thanks. I have to say, I just love Press This. I can’t tell you how many times it’s come in handy anywhere on the web, let alone for blogs. Sometimes when I come across an article I want to include for discussion on a post I’ll just press it into draft along with several others, just to remind me it’s a topic I’d like to write about later. When I’m ready to write the post I’ll start a new post, save then click on to the other saved posts with the links to the topics I want to extract info from, copy and paste the link from there and add to my new post. Then I’ll delete that other draft once I’ve taken what I need from it. So much better than me searching for files for websites that I don’t even remember the URLs by the time I’m ready to write a post. 🙂

        1. Yes!! I have been doing something similar with websites and blogs related to exercise and fitness–saving the links! I also use an app that works on a desktop called Wunderlist. Recommended by another blogger! It also works as an extension in your toolbar. I’m kind of a tech geek, can you tell?

        2. Lol, yes I can tell. I couldn’t be without my Evernote for clipping web articles and saving them for reference in file folders. 🙂

  24. Yes, I reblog others’ posts and thank them when they reblog mine. It’s common courtesy to respond in kind when someone does that. Thank you, Hugh! I will share! 😘🤗

  25. I think re-blogging is such a great sharing activity! Two things: While (still) writing my current book, instead of writing a whole post, I started a feature called “Reblog Tuesdays” (then moved it to Reblog Thursdays–the day I usually post). Secondly, when you re-blog a post, go quickly to your admin settings in “post” and update the post to include categories and tags, and set or reset the featured image. Also, reblogging on WordPress brings in all of that post’s images into your media files, so just be aware of what images they used in their post.Not sure here about the legalities of image copyrights of publishing another blogger’s images on your site, but I imagine the same rules apply. Another way around that is to use the “press this” function on their blog post or install it on your browser tool bar. This will show the source of the post as a URL link without all their images downloaded into YOUR media file.This is also helpful if the blogger is is self hosted. Glad you shared this vital info, Hugh!!

    1. Thanks for all the tips, Terri. I agree with everything you say. Yes, be careful when reblogging because not only do any images from the post you are reblogging fill up your media library and valuable space, some of those images could also be copyright protected and you could end up getting a fine. I have heard of one blogger who that actually happened to, so it does happen. Just because you reblogged the post does not prevent you from getting fined if an image on the post is copyrighted. I also check what images are in a post before reblogging it. If I’m not sure if any of the images are free to use, then I won’t reblog the post.

      That’s a whole new post on what to do if you are actually reblogging a post. Updating categories and adding tags is so important. I will use some or all of the same tags as the blogger whose post I am reblogging but may add a few new ones.

      I’ll be coming to ‘Press This’ in an upcoming post. 😀

      Thanks so much for your input.

        1. Not at all, Terri. Thanks so much for using ‘Press This’ (or can I say ‘Pressing This’?) 🤔
          I’m always delighted when a post inspires. It’s one of the nicest comments somebody can leave me, so thanks so much. Glad you found how to turn off comments. Maybe that’s a lesson for another post?

    1. Thanks, John. I’ve seen the ‘thank yous’ you do on Twitter as well. That’s more than I do, as I now tend to like the tweet as a thank you. I do it on advice from another blogger and it made sense what she told me. I may write a post about it one day.

        1. She said that she could spend a lot of time thanking people for tweets when she could be using that time for writing. So she wrote a post and informed followers that from now on she would like retweets and then either retweet it and/or tweet the next post she read of the blogger who tweeted her work. It’s something I now do instead of saying thank you each time I get a retweet. Most people seem happy with it and I’ve even said to some people that there is no need to thank me all the time for the retweets. I suppose it depends on how busy your Twitter account is, though.

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