Re-blogging

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  • #681690

    karmais
    Member

    Is it okay to re-blog someone elses blog without their permission?

    The blog I need help with is lovingkarma.com.

    #681889

    mmadfan
    Member

    If by “re-blog,” you mean repost their posts, no. No. and No.

    However, if you mean link to a blog post (or to the main blog), and perhaps quote a small section of the post, and then comment on that, including your own content, that’s okay.

    But re-blogging entire posts or entire blogs is not only a no-no, but it can get a blog shut down.

    #681891

    Hmm, how do you syndicate a blog? I thought that was done by reposting. Glad I saw this post

    #681893

    mmadfan
    Member

    Syndicating your own blog is something quite different. You can use the rss feed provided by wordpress.com. The rss feed for posts is: http:\\yourblogname.wordpress.com\feed\ By subscribing to your feed, your readers can receive your blog posts through whatever rss feed reader they use.

    You can also put an rss feed from another site in a widget in a sidebar or footer or other widget area of your wordpress.com. WordPress.com does not provide a way to feed an rss feed directly into a post or page, however, since that can be used by spam-bloggers and blog scrapers to “reblog” in an unacceptable way.

    #681895

    mmadfan
    Member

    Oh, and change those slashes so they go in the other direction — having a slight dyslexic moment there — or a typing problem, or something. It should be http://yourblognamehere.wordpress.com/feed for the rss feed.

    #681907

    karmais
    Member

    I meant linking someone elses blog to my blog for others to read from my site…… glad to know I can do that without asking……thanks so much for the feedback ; )
    I’m so new to this…… can you explain what an rss feed is?

    #681908

    mmadfan
    Member

    Hi! This wp.com support article explains it well: http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/

    There are links to related articles on that page, as well.

    But essentially, if I subscribe to someone’s rss feed, I can use a feed reader (there are all sorts, including Google Reader and some browser-specific feed readers, such as Brief for Firefox) to read their posts. Posts can either be pushed through the feed as entire articles or in summary form with just the first portion of the article showing. I subscribe to most blogs using an rss feed, and to a number of news outlets, as well.

    #681909

    @karmais, use the RSS widget in the sidebar of your blog to do that. You cannot put a feed directly into a post or page as that is what sploggers (spam bloggers) do and wordpress is very careful not to support sploggers.

    Use the RSS feed widget and then if people want to read the posts they can click on the links or excerpt and go to that site.

    #681910

    mmadfan
    Member

    I do sometimes let people know that I’ve added a link, but often not. It depends on the site.

    #681972

    thanks so much this is so helpful! I have some research to do

    #681974

    mmadfan
    Member

    You’re welcome! Have fun blogging!

    #682014

    karmais
    Member

    Thanks so much- everyone has been so helpful!

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