Sharing is Caring

I like to share posts from random bloggers. Yes I promote some authors on the side, but I also take the time to browse and find new interests. It is possibly the thing about blogging I enjoy the most.

I don’t always “Like” posts I read. I do often share those posts through a reblog. I see it as a small gesture of kindness that shows the writer I read their work and I appreciated it. At least that is how I view it.

I close all comments on reblogs and I probably annoy my readers when I over share. Tough. Anyone that is upset over the amount of email from my WordPress site at this point really needs to buy a vowel and gain a clue. I post a ton and I won’t change or stop. It is how I blog.

Sharing is caring and people love to be shared. In a world of easily clicked buttons via Facebook and other platforms, the “reblog” has lost much of its glamour. It has lost a ton of value which I think is a sad thing because a “reblog” is very valuable. Any extra push of your post down the stream of posts that is WordPress IS an act of kindness. Just ask the bloggers that grind it out each day with no comments and zero interaction. And yet they still return to share their hearts.

Letting people know that you saw their words is a great thing. It is a powerful thing. We all get busy and we often don’t have time to comment. Just know that if you do take that time it is never wasted. Your ability to alter someone’s current state is no trivial thing. It is the power of social media.

It is the power to care.

Jason Chandler Cushman

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust

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35 thoughts on “Sharing is Caring

  1. Weird. This post have no reblog button in my browser and I checked our more blogs today where it use to be a reblog button. Is it a wp thing? I don’t think you write a post about sharing and then not open it for reblog.
    This post is reblogged by others. Anyway, I like this post and I agree. Sharing is caring🙂

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      • I will check it out. I think it’s something with my old ipad, the crappy wp app update and login issues. I get back when I have figured it out. I did a post about my reblog problem and some recognize the same problem and some said it worked out fine and they saw the reblog button. I let you know what I find, if I find an explanation.

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  3. I reblog when it’s something I like and has meaning that others can learn from.. I feel like when someone reblogs your work it’s like getting a blog award.. it’s what we work for me anyway..

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  4. I think it’s great that you promote other bloggers. With the number of followers you have it can give a nice kick for someone who would like to increase their readership. I self host, and I like it, but as you know reblogging is not available for self hosters. It’s one of the reasons I’m considering hosting with WordPress again when I’m up for renewal.

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