Dear, sweet, lovely readers,
Remember! When reblogging a long text post with important info you want to get across, make sure you aren’t reblogging it as a link! Reblog as Text is a wonderful thing. Here, let me introduce you!
When you reblog like this:
Your post will look like this:
It gives your readers a slight preview of what your post is about, but they will have to click away from your blog and onto a stranger’s to actually see what the post is about. If the post has a long preamble before the meat of the post, there’s a good chance they won’t see what the fuss is about at all. When they have twenty thousand cat pictures still waiting to be cooed over, they might decide it’s not worth following your link to the source.
Instead, you can reblog the text post in its entirety with just a couple of extra clicks.
First you check out that neat next to
The options expand into
Click on ‘as text’ to change the mode into
Your page will reload from the first screenshot into something more like…
Which gets posted as…
The full text of the original post is kept in one piece, and when reposted to your blog your followers and visitors will get to read the whole thing without having to follow a link elsewhere. It’s nice and tidy, and when you have something important to say (whether it’s an urgent news article or delicious recipes) it gets the message across without relevant information being lost to the ellipsis.