No photos today, or at least not on this post. This post is to find out how fellow readers and bloggers react to having posts ‘reblogged’.
I’m not talking about ‘reblogging’ by those of us who have a genuine interest in a post, and think that it is worthy of increased circulation in the blogosphere. Such reblogging is normally accompanied by sensible and relevant comment. This would of course be accepted as a compliment.
I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now, and in that time I have had 3 or 4 posts ‘reblogged’. On each occasion, the reblogging was carried out by someone who appeared to have no real interest in the post, didn’t seem to produce much original material of their own on their blog, and may, or may not, possibly have had commercial ambitions for their blog. The posts seem to have been chosen in a random manner. It may be uncharitable to say this, but it appears that they are just trying to boost the amount of material on their blog, and thus increase their readership. In some cases these blogs have been quite recently started.
Now I guess that there could be some ‘spin off’ value of increased readership of my blog, but that isn’t of particular interest to me. If these bloggers had made any sort of comment about my posts, then it would be easy to decide how to respond. As it is though, I don’t really know how to react.
I’m just getting this off my chest while it is fresh in my mind, having had two such occurrences in the last 24 hours.