Discover the Built In Ability to ReBlog and Like from WordPress News
Kudos to the WordPress team for having found a way to not only coordinate and implement Facebook’s new Like feature/culture into WordPress but also to finding a way to also build community by encouraging bloggers to support one another by signifying interest and also interact in the highest form of blog flattery by making the sharing and discussion upon their content easier. Supportiveness and appreciation are what grows a community and with so many blogs floating about – it is always interesting to see what is and isn’t liked and by whom from just a casual sociologistic point of view let alone from an analytical view of what is and isn’t working or popular, interesting, etc. It’s also considerate and thoughtful to allow the appreciation of another person’s content and efforts since it can be painstaking to present relevant and useful content – it takes time, creativity, a certain talent for writing and laying out your thoughts in a clear manner without losing readers and this is without the added hurdle for when one attempts to create original contents and thought.
Even more useful is when the content itself can be shared again in a way that is relevant and allows the visitor of the original content to comment and add upon ideas freely without fear of plagarizing and without fear of inaccurate representation. Many congratulations to WordPress for having enabled such a seamless segway to also reblogging the content beyond just Liking and delivering a complete experience. Community and the spread of human kindness from one interface option for the win. Thank you for making it easier for us to applaud our fellow blogger and to enable us a way to truly appreciate our fellow blogger’s efforts and to give credit and promote the content of that blog, since what the world continues to need is the positivity that comes from support, appreciation and the like ad nauseum and less of the negative.
Interestingly clever, this is likely to be a leading sticky feature for WordPress as a site to keep users engaged, participating and coming back. Simply interacting with the nav bar off the reblog page is a joy in simplicity and user experience value. We can now seamlessly access our WordPress blogs with one tab, view a bookmarking of sites we have Liked in WordPress as we “like” (pun intended) and browse other blogs via tags or a feed? Nice. Smart thinking and strategy must be credited when it is due. How ingenius to build in a community feature that encourages content generators to become content appreciators and engagers. A blog by extension becomes more than just a vehicle for one’s own thoughts but also a seed for the perpetuation and building upon great content to encourage even more thought, feedback and reverberations – ripples in the chains of blog writing ensue whereby content isn’t competitive but arguably collaboratively beneffitted, discussed, debated, appreciated and so on – paving the way to the potential for deeper discussion and thought. It would be interesting to see how the new features will become paired with any promoting and marketing one is already engaged in with their blog coupled with social media marketing potential.
Cleverer still to design this function for those with or without an active WordPress blog, you need a WordPress account regardless to Like let alone to take advantage of the reblogging ease of use. A built in engagement customer acquisition and customer retention strategy where a WordPress account is the gatekeeper? Nice touch. And one can only imagine the wealth of data being collected from both a rich contextual standpoint and the wealth of analytics via traffic, clicks, impressions and the like. Smart positioning and calls to action WordPress, I’m intrigued to see what features you will be releasing next. And yes, I enjoyed WordPress News’ blog post debuting this feature; I admit I do like to reblog and Like…
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