“Press This” VS “Reblog” on WordPress.com

A couple of days ago, at the Annual Bloggers Bash in London, during my Q&A, I got asked about the difference between “Press This” and “Reblog”. Here a more extensive answer.

Press This

Press This provides a lightning-fast way to grab text, images, or video from any website and post it to your blog. It works with WordPress.com sites and self-hosted WordPress sites.

Press This is a bookmarklet, a special piece of code, that is saved as a favorite in you browser’s bookmarks bar and allow to perform a quick action, with just a click.

Here you can find more information about Press This on WordPress.com. Here a more technical documentation about Press This on self-hosted WordPress sites.

Reblog

Reblog is a special feature of WordPress.com. Reblogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. To reblog a post, click the Share button from the Reader or the Reblog button at the bottom of a post directly on the site.

Here you can find all the information about Reblog on WordPress.com.

8 thoughts on ““Press This” VS “Reblog” on WordPress.com

  1. Is it bad that I have never re blogged anything? I will happily share others posts via Twitter and Facebook but as I post quite regularly on my own blog I panic that I might bombard others with posts especially when other bloggers may already follow them.

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  2. I reblog very rarely as well, but if the message somehow is thoroughly aligned with the theme or content of my blog, I’ll do so with a Press This. I think, however, WordPress.com visitors to my self-hosted site have had a hard time figuring out what “Press This” is for because the term does little to indicate a “recycling” or “repurposing” of the post. (Probably, Re-Press this wouldn’t be quite right either.) 😛 Again, nice meeting you! Enjoy some lovely pastries in Vienna for me!

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  3. Thanks for clearing this one up, Luca. Early on in my blogging, I had a Press This accident. I was writing a deeply personal piece that I was hesitant to post. I accidently hit “Press This” and it was posted twice on my blog. In a panic, I deleted the original, then both disappeared. It was fate. I never wanted to discuss the topic or post it anyway. Lesson learned. ☺

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