Some time ago I mentioned in another weblog post how for as long as I have been weblogging both in my Intranet and my Internet weblogs I have been using w.bloggar as my main weblogging tool. However, even though I have enjoyed the experience quite a lot so far, I am finding out that ever since I started to share content on a regular basis here in elsua I am continuing to use Qumana more and more. And I have been enjoying the experience so much as well that I almost exclusively use Qumana to post content into my weblogs.
And now, more than ever, with the newer version of the software, which can be downloaded from here, I have reached the point where I think I may not go back ! It is so easy to share content across the board. Actually, too easy. Just this morning I posted something similar along these lines in my Intranet weblog and we have been having some interesting discussions. The actual subject of the conversation is based on a popular feature from Qumana: the fact that with a single click it allows you to post the same content in multiple weblogs without having to re-write it.
That is just one of the many favourite features from this particular piece of software but I have been wondering if it would actually be a good practice to share the same content in multiple places, i.e. multiple weblogs. More than once I have been tempted to actually share a weblog post or two written over here into my Intranet weblog and vice versa. Yet almost every time I fail thinking that it may not be fair to either audience since it might give the impression that I am just trying to repeat myself.
However, and with all that said, I can also agree to the point of view where sometimes there are some of those great weblog posts you come across that you think that the more exposure you can give them, the better. And that is why cross-posting would make sense. However, at what costs ? Will your weblogs readership go down, or quite the opposite, will it go up thinking that you have tried to inter-connect two particular weblogs through a number of interesting weblog posts and therefore want to establish a strong connection between both readerships?
I have tried to look for some references out there in the Blogosphere, but so far I haven’t been able to find one that would convince me enough to form an opinion, so if you are out there reading this weblog post, what do you do when you have multiple weblogs and you get to write stuff for each of them? Do you actually do some cross-posting and try to reword the weblog post again to match different audiences? Or you just leave it as is and share it anyway. What do you think ?