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moonlightreader

Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Reblog-tiquette

Reblogging is great, right? You see a really well-written, interesting post, and you want to make sure that everyone else sees it,too. But, how do you make sure that your friends dashboards aren't cluttered with post-after-post-after-post of the same post, reblogged?

 

Could I make a few suggestions:

 

First, before you reblog, go back to the source and reblog from that person. If it takes you more than three degrees of separation to get to the original blog, perhaps there is no need to actually reblog? Also, this ensures accurate attribution of the post. 

 

Second,scroll through your dashboard before you hit reblog. If you see the post reblogged more than three times, again, perhaps there is no need to reblog. Maybe just make an attagirl/attaboy comment on the original post, to let the writer know how much you appreciated their perspective.

 

Third, consider, instead of reblogging, linking to the original blog with a paragraph that says something like: "hey, this is super awesome stuff by **** blogger, and you should read it. If you haven't already."

 

Finally, if you reblog a post that is really long, it is possible (apparently) to insert a page cut toward the beginning of the post, so that your post (and everyone else who reblogs it) takes up 3 inches of dashboard real estate instead of 9 or 12.

 

Thanks, everyone.