My friend, Alastair, brought it to my attention, that WordPress account holders can no longer press, “Like,” on blogs that were reblogged by others (In the past, it was possible to press, “Like,” on posts that were reblogged by other people; now, one can only go back to the original author on WordPress in order to press, “Like,” on a post that was reblogged by a WordPress member).
What is the reason for this sudden change? I believe that I have a right to be able to press, “Like,” on Fran’s post even though she reblogged it from her friend, Mike.
I will admit that some people dislike it when others reblog their work. There are some people on WordPress who would tell you in an outright manner that reblogging is not allowed, because they have the copyright (Hey, I am cool with that).
In the past, I have always given my WordPress family the freedom to reblog anything that they resonated with on my blog; I told them that it was okay to do so. Now, the person who reblogs my work cannot even have their own readers press, “Like,” on it, because the option was removed. The only way that they can press, “Like,” on that article is if they go to the original source from where it was reblogged; the only nice thing about this is that there is more internet traffic headed in my direction. However, I still think that if Laura reblogged one of my posts, her viewers should have the option of pressing, “Like,” on it on her own blog instead of them having to come back to my blog in order to press, “Like.” For the record, it is okay for any person in the blogosphere to press, “Like,” on any of my posts that was reblogged by someone. It’s just that they have taken away the rights of the person who did the reblogging; I believe that it’s unfair.
A part of me believes that it is not a WordPress glitch, because in some instances, the person who did the reblogging acquired more likes on their blog than the original source.
Anyway, since WordPress has ruined the reblogging experience for some, they might as well remove the darn “Reblog” button.