Why is reblogging so important?
Think of WordPress like a river and from that river come smaller streams that are each individual’s personal “reader.” The Reader is that button in the top left corner that takes you to all the active posts being shared publicly by tag or that you follow. The word “active” is important in this sentence because the posts are shown in real time, as they are being posted, unless you are lucky and get placed into these new features they are creating. Most of us Users use the reader to store and separate the bloggers from the other bloggers we don’t read… like Gary.
What does the reblog button do in this situation?
Well it is simple. The reblog is how you jump a post from your reader to your subscriber’s readers. That’s it, but that is big! Not only did you share the post, but you also gave that post new life for that brief minute, hour, or day that it hovers near the top of someone’s reader that has subscribed to you. Some of us have thousands of bloggers on our readers because we like a mix of interests, like a magazine or a newspaper. Others have specific WordPress users only and you better sew the shit out of a shirt to be able to make their reader. Blogging and who we choose to interact with is different for us all.
For most of us we simply want our post seen. A reblog is a huge compliment and helps us to get more eyes on our posts. The more subscribers the good Samaritan has the more “possible” eyes there are that might see your post, but in reality that is a whole different conversation. Personally I do what I can for bloggers because I would have liked the same support when I started. And some things deserve to be shared.
This was all to say that if you want people to be able to share your work easily and through the WordPress provided function please enable your reblog buttons. You can find this button under the admin page settings sharing link, then press show reblog button. Thank you for flying with HarsH ReaLiTy.