I’ve decided to broach the subject of ‘re-blogging’. I suppose I have re-blogged only about four or five times. Sometimes when I read something I really enjoy, I am tempted to re-blog but I do indeed seem to ask ‘will I or won’t I’?
Usually the answer is that I decide not to. As I said I have on occasion done so, but I notice that not too many readers will read a re-blogged post.
I’ve determined it may be the reason that I don’t ‘often’ read one myself although I do sometimes/most times go to see what it’s about but may decide not to read the whole post if it’s something that I don’t at the moment relate to. That reason for me is that I follow probably 100 blogs, and I know there are those who follow a lot more than that. When I follow a blog I make a commitment to myself, that I fully intend to ‘try’ to read their posts because there is something within their posts that I can relate to, or want to understand, or the blogger is someone that no matter what they write, I ‘will’ read. I can’t always read all of the ones that I have said I will follow even, depending on the circumstances in my life and the time I have allotted to blogging, but I do try to keep up whenever I can.
In order to do justice to those I have made a commitment to, I need to delegate my time to read their blogs and if I feel led to, make a comment. Since there are quite a number that occasionally re-blog one of the people they follow, I find it difficult to add them to the ones that I read. Having said that, I do read some re-blogs depending on as I said, the subject or content or in some cases length and finally, the reason that the person is doing the re-blog. If the reason is to help a new blogger, or promote the subject or just something very personal, I will read it.
I wonder if others’ reasons are similar. As I said at the beginning, the few times that I have re-blogged very seldom does anyone read it. I know sometimes it does not show on my page, but even when I go and look on the blogger’s original post there are not very many or anyone who has gone to read it.
Do you read every re-blog that one you follow, posts? Do you find that you can’t ? Are you disappointed if people don’t read a post you re-blogged?
It’s something I’ve just wondered if any of you face or have a theory or reasoning on the subject.