Reblogging (or, in Twitter parlance, retweeting) is the mechanism in blogging which allows users to repost the content of another user's post with an indication that the source is another user.
Steemit recently rolled out a new feature that allows users to share blogs they find with those who follow them. This change implemented entirely outside the blockchain consensus which means that reblogging does not create a new post, it merely shares an existing post with people who follow you.
Benefits of Reblogging
As a curator, you want as many people to see a post after you upvote. When you build a large audience of followers you can earn more curation rewards by reblogging a post after you upvote it. This will dramatically increase the visibility of a post and help content go viral. It is very possible that popular content could end up in almost everyone's feed.
Build more Followers
Those who are unable to write every day can still build a solid set of followers by reblogging quality content you discover while browsing steemit.com. When you finally do decide to write an article it will have an audience ready and waiting to upvote your article.
Be Careful what you Reblog
Abusing the reblog button may cause you to lose followers. Please be considerate of your audience and carefully curate content you believe they want to see. This will be the best way to maximize your own reputation and curation rewards.
We have many plans for enhancing the reblog feature. These enhancements include:
- Renaming to to resteem
- Keeping track of resteem count
- Updating reputation algorithm to factor in followers and resteem rates
- Allowing users to see everyone who resteemed an article.
- Ability to remove a reblog
- Ability to separate your content from "reblogged content"
We have many features in the work. Most of these new features will first appear and be discussed as issues on github. Our team will be creating milestones and tags to organize major features and let people know when they may be brought about.