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Self ^ | 9/17/2012 | Andy Decker

Posted on 09/17/2012 8:12:26 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay

I've been here long enough to know that blogpimping is frowned up. But then I looks up after x number of years and see the 'Bloggers and Personal' section of FR. Is it ok to post self-blogged content to this area?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: blogpimps; blogs
I suppose this is a 'what do you think' type of question. But to hear from a moderator would be the best. The blog in question is at the link.
1 posted on 09/17/2012 8:12:28 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay
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To: AD from SpringBay

But to hear from a moderator would be the best.


Then why not ping a moderator or send a Freep Mail?


2 posted on 09/17/2012 8:16:21 AM PDT by deport
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To: AD from SpringBay

Yep, that’s what that section is for.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Before you post, check for spelling and grammatical errors. The spelling/grammar police will flame you for it and your content will be lost in that fog.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I’d think so. However, some bloggers just post a one-line teaser to force anyone who sees the headline to make the click-through jump to even begin to gather what the post is about.

It’s nice to get a better feel for the thread before being required to boost “click through” counts.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 8:18:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: AD from SpringBay
Yes, but unless you post the whole article, minus any videos you may have because FR does not allow for videos.

Fail top post the entire article and, I would suggest that you should get ready to be excoriated for daring to expect anyone to visit your blog.

Otherwise post away and share what you have.

OV
6 posted on 09/17/2012 8:18:41 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: AD from SpringBay
I don't think anyone minds if you post your whole article. What gets people upset is when you post an excerpt of it and then tell people to go to your site. Excerpting is a necessity for some sites because they have sued Free Republic and Jim Robinson over violating their copyrights. If you wrote it, you don't need to excerpt it.

If what you wrote is good enough that people want to see more, that is great. But don't just use FR as advertising for your site to boost your advertising hits.

7 posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I think self-blogging is a mortal sin


8 posted on 09/17/2012 8:22:14 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: AD from SpringBay
Also, blog entries that are just a YouTube video where your sole addition is a line like "Watch this cool video" are bad. Just post a direct link to the video rather than filtering it through your blog.

If you have something to say about the video say it here. And also tell what the video is so people know whether it is worth their time to click on it.

9 posted on 09/17/2012 8:26:52 AM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Blog pimping is continual spamming of your own blog as a form of advertisement. Usually what people don’t like is when your own content is excerpted because sometimes blogs are untrustworthy in regards to malware and because it is your own content, by default you can give permission for full posting, there is no ambiguity on that end.

Just posting an article here and there from your blog with no excerpt never has been considered pimping.

For example, one guy a while back was posting dozens upon dozens of links to his ‘pay-per-click’ blog with excerpts only. Never responding except the occasional griping if someone criticized him. That is pimping.

We do however, encourage people to create and share their own content. If your intention is to be part of the community and not just use it for hits, welcome aboard.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: AD from SpringBay

One other thing we consider pimping or spam is posting some other source’s content as your own on your blog then posting it here.

For example, if you take a Fox News article and post it on your own blog with no unique commentary then post that here, that is pimping at best and plagiarism at worst.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 8:31:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: WXRGina

chuckle ping


12 posted on 09/17/2012 8:31:30 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: AD from SpringBay

My mom caught me self blogging once


13 posted on 09/17/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: AD from SpringBay

For your review.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2722423/posts


14 posted on 09/17/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: logitech; AD from SpringBay

HA! I just saw this, too.

Excerpting one’s blog is what gets flamed. Shoot! Even if you DON’T excerpt, you may still get accused of blog pimping.


15 posted on 09/17/2012 8:35:55 AM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks all for the feeback.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Absolutely not!

Despite the fact that Free Republic has a Blogger/Personal section, under no circumstances are you to actually USE it, unless you intend to post the full and complete blog article, thereby giving free content to FR.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Remember - Allah is an ancient Arabian moon god, and Muhammed was a pedo)
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To: Admin Moderator; AD from SpringBay
Just posting an article here and there from your blog with no excerpt never has been considered pimping.

One other thing we consider pimping or spam is posting some other source’s content as your own on your blog then posting it here.

While I agree with your definition of "pimping", you might want really to tell this to some of the self described “blog pimp” police. I’ve even seen excerpts from blog, blogs with original content that might merely reference a link to another site or article as a matter of reference, and purely original content posted in the section named “Blogs and Personal Chat”, being deemed as “blog pimping” and the posters excoriated and driven off this site by the self appointed blog police. And you know how they are.

18 posted on 09/17/2012 9:24:57 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Yashcheritsiy
unless you intend to post the full and complete blog article

Darn right.

thereby giving free content to FR

Which is infinitely preferable to giving free advertising to scummy blogpimps.

19 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:33 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: AD from SpringBay; Admin Moderator
Psy no attention to the man
behind the curtain
posting as the Admin Moderator!



This is the real Admin Moderator
So "sock" it to him!

(What was your question?)


20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: MD Expat in PA
And you know how they are.

How are they?

21 posted on 09/18/2012 5:24:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Here’s a link to a thread posted on this subject by Jim Robinson.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2882227/posts

I’m sure if you follow his guidelines, no one here will give you any grief.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 5:35:12 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: al baby

Be careful; you might go blind.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:50 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: shibumi
Psy no attention

Psy Gangnam Style!

24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:48:51 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner

Simply relying on the PSYchic ability of most FReepers to discern deep inner meanings.

Either that, or I need new glasses. That really looked like an “a” to me.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 6:05:18 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: al baby

My mom caught me self blogging once...Just once? My Ma must have been hyper-vigilant.


26 posted on 09/18/2012 6:42:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MD Expat in PA
...posters excoriated and driven off this site by the self appointed blog police.

There are some here that see red when someone posts an article etc in the bloggers section.

Some of them also hate twitter, facebook and the new media overall.

These FreeperBeaters pride themselves in hijacking threads they don't deem worthy of being posted on Free Republic.

Some of them even curtailed a fundraiser for the troops by a national organization by belitttling legitimate bloggers and chasing them away.

When a new Breitbart comes along, you can be sure they will do all they can to shut him/her down and chase them away from Free Republic like they did Andrew.

Psy no attention to the FreeperBeaters and good luck posting on the bloggers forum!

27 posted on 09/18/2012 7:01:48 AM PDT by Syncro (RIP Andrew Breitbart The King of The New Media (Chased away from Free Republic)
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To: Syncro

My goodness! So judgemental of folks you disagree with. Quit freeperbeating!


28 posted on 09/18/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner; All
Well anyone I disagree with is wrong.

Psy closer attention.

I'm 99.9% pure, like Ivory and Ebony soap.

Oh yea, and you betcha I disagree with the posters that chased Andrew Breitbart away from Free Republic.

I'm sure they are real proud of getting him turned against FR.

Good job dinosaurs.

29 posted on 09/19/2012 7:26:08 AM PDT by Syncro (RIP Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media (Chased away from Free Republic))
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To: Syncro
Oh yea, and you betcha I disagree with the posters that chased Andrew Breitbart away from Free Republic.

You keep referring to that but I've never heard of him posting ~ or pimping ~ here.

30 posted on 09/19/2012 7:29:30 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Syncro
So, you even corrupt the Ivory meme! ... IIRC, it was '99 and 44 one-hundreths percent pure' ... GOTCHA! ... well isn't that what this is all about? ;^)
31 posted on 09/19/2012 7:29:42 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

The additon of Ebony brought it up to 99.99

I was wrong to only call it 99.9


32 posted on 09/19/2012 8:16:46 AM PDT by Syncro (RIP Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media (Chased away from Free Republic))
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To: Syncro
Ah hah! So your strategery is to baffle me with bullshyte ... well, given my mathematical shortcomings, you've succeeded!
33 posted on 09/19/2012 4:01:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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