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Other Blogs reposting your work?

  1. I published a post less than an hour ago, and I just received a notification that another blog "reblogged" my post. The site seems to be an aggregator (if that's a word?) of some sort, with little or no original content.

    Part of me thinks that hits are hits, but this isn't just a blurb and a link - it's literally my entire post.

    I've had other blogs and have a few years of blogging experience under my belt, but I had not encountered this before. Is this an accepted practice? Is it plagiarism? Is it theft?

    (I am worried that posting the URL to the offending site might just create traffic for THAT website, but if it will help you answer my question(s), I will post it.)

    The blog I need help with is therapink.wordpress.com.

  2. it's literally my entire post.

    Report it.

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  3. Thank you!

  4. I could be wrong but I think one of the advantages of the "reblog" is that the traffic is redirected back to you original post and that all the "likes" will also appear on your original post. So actually, in theory, you should end up with even more traffic for that post. The advantage to actually reblogging seems to be simply giving your readers something else to look at that does not originate at your blog, with no other benefits, aside from providing the content for their enjoyment.. Again, I could be wrong, but that is what happened when I tried reblogging once and saw no advantage to it at all, yet seem to benefit from being reblogged.

    If you go to the blog that reblogged you, you will see your post excerpted with something like "503 more words" at the bottom and when you click on that, it redirects the reader back to the original post. Not sure if it went that way for you or not.

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