This seems to be a touchy subject, but I take the risk.

Jason/OM at HarsHReaLiTy and Danny at Dream big dream often 
says; sharing is caring. They’re right, when we share each other’s posts by linkbacks and reblogs. When we do that we automatically give credit to the author of the post we are referring to with a link or reblog a post and turn of comments and ask people to visit original post to leave comments.

Reblogs and linkbacks are not stealing. Stealing is when you copy a post and don’t give credit to the actual author and claim that the writing is your own work. That’s a huge difference from sharing, caring and giving credit to the right writer.

Why do we get the idea to reblog and use linkbacks?

The caring is an obvious cause. If we want to help each other to get more readers and followers, we reblog posts we find interesting to share with our own readers to give them a chance to find new great blogs. We simply share our readers and followers with our wp friends.

Reblogs can also help your own blog finding new readers. Your reblog shows up in the comments in the original post. Some readers of that blog may think your kindness to reblog is worth a visit at your blog. You also get the attention of the blogger that wrote the post.

The linkback works almost similar. If you write a post and want to refer to a post that inspired your post, you can link back to that post to give your readers a chance to check out your inspiration source.
When you do that, the linkback shows in the comments in the post your link goes to and the blogger gets a notification about your linkback.

When you reblog a post you can be polite and turn off the comments for that post. You can read more about that in this post:

If you do that you show that your reblog is a way of caring and not stealing other writers work. The credit and the comments goes to the writer. You get the likes for your caring. Reblogged posts always have a link back to the original post, so you don’t have to do anything else but to reblog and turn off comments in the post settings.

With linkbacks you can still have your comments on. Then it is your writing in the post and the links to other post is just a way of telling where you got your information or inspiration from. You are the writer and therefore you should have the credit and comments.

So, how do we reblog and put in linkbacks?

This is how I do. If your administrate your blog from browser you might find this way of doing it weird. I often manage my blog from my ipad in wp app. So this is an ipad way of reblog and linkback.

I’ve used Jims post in the examples.

Finding the post in your reader in wp app that you wanna reblog or link to:

Open the post in your browser.

In the end of the post you find a reblog button. If you don’t find a reblog button, the writer has turned off the reblog option. Then you shall not try to reblog in any other way. Respect the author wish not to reblog the post.

When you press the reblog button you get a chance to write something that explains your decision to reblog to your readers. If you don’t want to write anything you just press reblog and leave the writing field empty.

When you reblog a post you can be polite and turn off the comments for that post. You can read more about that in this post:

How to make a linkback:

Press the posts url and copy. Make sure you’re in the full post and not just at the home page of the blog. You can link the blog url address too, but that doesn’t show up in the notifications the same way as a post linkback does.

The chain symbol is the link option. Mark your word or postname you want to put a link behind. Paste the url for the post you want to link to.

Good luck and happy blogging 🙂