Cross Posting And Reposting Explained, Using PeakD

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A few days ago I put together a guide about communities, to explain newbies how communities work, why we need them and how to use them. You can read it here -> Communities Explained - Newbie Guide.

Based on the comments I've been getting, looks like it was needed and it seems like most of you want to know about cross posing as well. I touched the subject, but just barely as cross posting was not the main focus of the post, so today I'm back with a detailed guide on what cross posting is, how to use it and what's the difference between cross posting and reblogging.

I'm going to try to make it as simple as possible as for many of the users we have on the platform, English is not their first language, myself included. The purpose of this post is to make people understand, so don't look for academic levels here :) Let's start at the very beginning, with posting.

Posting

(For this demonstration, I'm going to use PeakD only and all the screenshots are taken from PeakD.)

As I mentioned in my previous post, you have the option to post on your blog, and/or in a community. It's up to you which one you choose.

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You can start your post from your profile, by clicking the pen and you'll get what you see on the screenshot above. PeakD has "My Blog" as default option, so you need to pay attention to change that, if you want to post in a certain community. Once you posted a post on your blog, I suppose you can't change that, you can't edit the post and select a community. If this is not true, please correct me. (Also please don't delete any post with the purpose of reposting it in another community as that can be considered abuse! Leave it, you'll get it right next time.)

If you want to post in a community and you want to start from your own profile, first you need to join the community, in order to be able to select it when posting. The dropdown menu will only show the communities you have already joined.

This is why it is recommended to familiarize with the communities we have on Hive, join a few that you are interested in, both as a content creator (blogger) and content consumer (reader). You can find out how to do that in my previous post. Read the rules of each community, see which one fits your needs and join them.

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If you know already in what community you want to post, you can go to that specific community and click "WRITE A POST" directly.

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This way the community is automatically selected, even if you have not joined the community yet.

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If you look at my profile, under my profile photo, you can see we have two sections, "Blog" and "All Posts". What you see on the screenshot above is the "All Post" view and those two posts have been posted in communities, not on my "Blog".

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If you click the Blog tab on my profile, this is what you see. My post from 3 day ago

Add To Blog And Pin

The "Blog" tab is usually where you see the post you've reblogged (from other users) and your posts that have not been posted in a community or have been added to your blog later.

Let's say I posted in a community, but I'd like for that post to show up on my blog as well. I did that with my newbie guide post as I wanted to keep it on my profile.

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By clicking the "All Posts" tab, you'll see all the posts you've written. Under each post, next to the comments, there's that arrow, which serves for adding the post to your blog.

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By clocking on the arrow, this message will pop up with two options: confirm and cancel.

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There's also a pinning option you can use. Pinning a post can be useful as every time you add a post to your blog and/or repost someone else's post, that goes on top and the older posts are pushed down.

I pinned a post the first time in four and a half years (the option is not as old though) because I wanted to keep it at hand in case I need to explain someone about communities. But people are using it for all kinds of reasons, like pinning their introduction post, their best post, the post with the highest payout, contests, challenges, you name it.

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In order to pin a post, click the 3 dots next to the number of comments, a menu will pop up and you'll have the "Pin in Blog" option available. I'm not sure how many pinned posts you can have, that's a technical question you can ask from the PeakD guys on Discord but I don't think there are so many posts one wants to pin anyway.

Reposting Or Reblogging

These two terms mean the same thing and we have a few more, like share, reshare or rehive. This means you share or reblog another user's post for various reasons.

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These posts will be visible on your profile, under the "Blog" tab and will look like on the screenshot above. This also means your followers will get those posts in their feed, even though they are not following those users.

Please be careful about how to use this option. Reblogging several posts a day can flood your followers feed, which in some cases can result in them unfollowing or muting you.

And NO, you don't get rewarded for reblogging other people's post :).

How To Cross Post

And finally we have arrived to the cross posting option. This option is available for both your posts and other user's post and it serves for giving more visibility to the post you are cross posting. For the sake of demonstration I'm going to cross post my last post, which is this.

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It was posted in the BEER community and has not been reblogged to my blog yet.

Before I do anything, I need to determine where to cross post it. In order to do that, I need to see what the post is about and check a few communities, based on the topic of my post and also based on the community rules I'm choosing to cross post into.

If you read my post, you'll see it is about beer (obviously), about pizza, mugs and glasses and it is about photography as well as everything is photographed. So which community you would choose to cross post it to? Pizza and food is out of the question from the start as I only have one photo about a slice of pizza and it's not the main focus of the post, it would be abuse to cross post it to food or cooking community. Beer community we only have one, so what's left is a photography community and OCD (much about OCD later).

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You can check how to search for communities as I have described in my previous post, but I already know my favorite photo community is Photography Lovers, therefore my next step is to check the community rules, let's see if cross posting is allowed.

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It is allowed, but it says it won't be rewarded. This is fine by me and I'm going to tell you what it means later in this post. Now let's get on with the cross posting.

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By clicking the 3 dots I told you about earlier, in the pop up menu, you'll have the "Cross post in" option. (Yeah, the correct form is cross post and not crosspost, now I have to go back to the beginning of my post and correct every single word referring to cross posting 😄)

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A window will pop up with two fields you have to fill out and a message about how it works. First you need to select where you want to cross post and in order to do that, you first need to join the community as otherwise the desired community won't show up on that list.

Next field is for a short message to the community. It's up to you what you write, maybe it's possible to leave it blank but I decided to write what my post is about.

Next there's the message letting you know about the payouts and votes, which I'm going to write about in detail later. Let's finish cross posting first.

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This is how my post looks like in the Photography Lovers community. Whoever is checking out the community feed can see it and there's a message letting them know it's a cross post.

Now let's do the same and cross post my post into the OCD community.

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My post is visible now in the OCD community as well, the same way as in Photography Lovers.

What To Take Into Consideration Before Cross Posting

There are a few things you need to consider, before cross posting. One I already told you about, is is which community to cross post in and check if the community rules allow cross posting.

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Next is how many times you want to cross post the same post. This is how the "All Blogs" section of your post will look like and your followers are going to see your post as many times you cross post it, plus the original. So my followers saw my post last night and they are going to get the two cross posts in their feed today, one after the other, because every time you cross post, a new post with the same content and different conditions than the original post is created.

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If you click on of the cross posts, this is what you're going to see. A notification that the post is cross posted and please note, the rewards are declined as default, which means you can vote on the post, but the rewards are going to be sent back to the reward pool and redistributed, as the message in the pop up window said earlier. You're not going to get your usual curation rewards.

How it works: - Payout and rewards are automatically declined for the cross post - Votes on the cross post will be linked to the original post - Comments are allowed on the new post to separate the discussions in different communities - A reference to the original author and post will be automatically appended to your message.

If you want to reward the author and get your curation rewards too, it's better to go to the original post and upvote that one.

Photography Lovers community rules say "Cross Posting is allowed, but will not be curated". This means the curators won't reward the cross post or your original post. Users can vote for you, but your post won't be curated by the community curators, so cross posting will only serve for more visibility.

There's no rule on how many times you can cross post a post, but this is a free blockchain and there's a chance some of your followers will get tired of getting the same post several times a day, every day, that can lead to unfollowing or muting you.

You can cross post any post on the blockchain, regardless of who's the author, so imagine doing this to your followers with your own posts and a few others too, on a daily bases :)

Cross Posting To OCD Community

Previously in this post I've said you need to be careful where you cross post, choose the community based on the topic of your post and also make sure the community rules allow cross posting, otherwise you're risking to be muted by the community admin. OCD community is the only one (as far as I know) that allows cross posting, regardless of the topic of your main post. This is a good opportunity for newbies and new communities as well, to get more visibility, to let the world know about their existence.

Please note, cross posting in OCD community does not mean your post is going to get curated. This is just an opportunity for you to be noticed by the community members and curators.

Last, but not least I'd like to say thank you to the @peakd team, @jarvie and @asgarth for creating such a user friendly, easy to use frontend. Great work guys!

Looks like I've written a novel again, so sorry for that, but I don't know how to compress everything in a shorter post. Also please let me know if something is not clear enough.



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It's a long post but worth it as we learn from it. ☺️
Thanks for posting about the cross posting @erikah , I will share this to my friends that I invit3d to join here. Same with last post about newbie guide . 🤗

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Thank you, I hope it helps 🙂🤗
If not, let me know.

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Point taken and well noted. I personally do not vote cross post, simply think one need to make up their mind and give a post to he community they supported. But that's just me.

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crossposts are also a great way to find new communities you may not have known you're missing out on

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I'm not sure what you mean by the second half of your post but looks like acidyo has already given you a reply 🙂

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And NO, you don't get rewarded for reblogging other people's post :).

Not always true, sometimes when I see a great reblog by a user I'm following I make an effort to look for a comment to the post they may have left to give them a vote reward for the good reblog, hence they are more important than you may know when done well. I have a few users in my feed who do excellent reblogs that often get the posts more votes from me so it's something to keep in mind for anyone reading this!

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Good to know and indeed a nice thing to do but I mean it in a different way. Like you reblog a post and get instant rewards, autovotes or something :)

Following good rebloggers and rewarding them for bringing good content to our attention is up to each individual and it's good to know you have started something good with your action. Maybe others follow soon.

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That's nice of you @acidyo

A little hint here, reblogged posts by Ecency users earns like 1.0 Ecency point which when accumulated with rewards from other activities like commenting and posting can be used to boost or promote your posts ( works just like ads)

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That's nice but ecency points also have a lot of abuse going on due to their nature and many who can automate farm them, unfortunately.

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Hi @erikah, this has been very helpful. I hope you don't mind if I share this to my onboardees. Although I've run through most of these during our orientation but a reminder won't hurt. 😊

Please be careful about how to use this option, for two reasons:

  1. Once you reblogged a post, you can't reverse it, it will stay on your Blog forever (as far as I know)

There's actually a Remove reblog option if you click on the three dots (shown in photo below). Clicking this will remove the reblog of other people's posts. And it won't appear in your Blog anymore. 😊
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Lol, ooooops, looks like I was too tired or did not check but thanks for pointing out. I remember back in the old days there was a warning saying once you reblogged, the post can't be removed.

Of course you can share it, that was the point of writing it 🙂

Thanks for letting me know about the removing option.

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I just checked if I can remove my own blog from Blog and it's possible, too. You are welcome! :)

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I need to edit the post and delete it 😳
Thanks for letting me know 🤗

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I was little by little learning to use PeakD, the only thing I learned recently is that you have to center all your images with the centering commands because in other platforms they are not centered but in PeakD they look perfect. Very good guide my friend. How do you not go blind without using the dark mode? ahhaha

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Thank you! Yeah, centering the images is a thing but most of the users are using PeakD and Ecency, the latter due to the points they are offering.

I am using dark mode on some of the platforms, but not Hive. I guess it's a question of habit.

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Greetings @erika thanks for again valuable information little by little I am understanding Hive more I always read in the community rules about cross posting now at least I know what it is about of course I have to read your post again as I am a bit slow.

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My pleasure, I'm glad if it is helpful. Don't hesitate to contact me, if there's something you don't know or don't understand. Happy blogging 😀

And no worries, speed is not important here, what matters is to do things right and have fun 😉

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Thank you very much for taking your valuable time and making such an explanatory post.

I really appreciate the collaboration, and the commitment to help other people. I will read it calmly to understand it in the best way for the language issue.

Greetings and blessings @erikah. ✨

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My pleasure and I'm happy to help. Please let me know if you don't understand something so I can help.

Have a nice day 😀

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I didn't missed any words I read from your blog today miss @erikah. I really need to understand it because I am new in Hive. Thanks for all the efforts explaining the matters.

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You're welcome. I hope it helps and you can understand what was not clear before. If not, just ask as I'm happy to help.

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Thanks for sharing all this information. When you cross post it says that the "Payout and rewards are automatically declined for the cross post" so no rewards ? So how will you get rewarded if they clcik on the original post?

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You will only be rewarded for the original post. If people vote the second post, the cross post, those rewards go back to the pool.

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This is so understandable and I'm so grateful to you for leading me here. I understand how to cross post now and also how to choose the right community for my blogs.

This is what most people need to read so I think this deserves a reblog from me.

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You're welcome, I'm glad you find it useful and easily understandable. Learn to use it as posting in the wring community can get you muted. Happy blogging.

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Sure I will, I'm super scared of getting muted, I will just rather post it in my blog henceforth.

I'm so blessed to have you stop by and leave a thoughtful comment 🙏.

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No need to be scared as we're here to help, not to scare people away. Don't worry, you'll be fine, just read the rules of the community and you'll find the best one.

And again, let me know if you need help :)

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Okay, I won't be anymore, I will just come to you for help.

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  • Interesante tu contenido y explicativo.
    Compartí mi post por el motivo de los SPAM por lo cual comparto mi
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Excellent information. I got to cross post some of my posts and in some communities I got muted for not reading the rules. Later I stopped doing that and just used the promotion of my post I don't know if it will be better, worse or the same, but that's what I've been doing lately. So thanks for your interesting and valuable post. 😎😍

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You're welcome. Yes, cross posting is not always allowed, that's why you have to always read the rules first.

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Yes your are rigth . It Is a Good tip. Thank you very much!

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A while back, I accidentally cross-posted and got muted. I never understood what the function was for and how to use it. Since then I only use community tagging.

Thanks to this post now I know how to use cross-post. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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You're welcome and sorry to know you've been muted. It happens, when people don't follow the rules. Let me know if you need more help and happy blogging:)

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Thank you. What about OCD, can i crosspost writing here to build my followers?

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The best way to find out if cross posting is allowed is by checking the community rules.

In OCD's case, cross posting is allowed as long as the first post is posted in the right community.

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I hope i cross-posted correctly.
Thank you again for you help.

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Worth to read it as I have learned about reposting and reblogging. Will keep this in mind. I am guilty with multiple reblogging a day.

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Thank you @erikah this post is useful to me. Nobody is island of knowledge I learn new things here

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Oh this is GOLD. Thank you. Sharing too ! 😍

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You're welcome. I'm glad you find it helpful.

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I find this guide really helpful. Many thanks for taking the trouble to do it for the sake of the newbies.

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Happy to hear that and you're welcome.

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Can I ask a favour 😊.. I see you are splitting the columns with that red line eith the HIVE logo in it! Where can I get that format.. Is it available for free or do I have to like buy it

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Sure. This is a free separator or page breaker created by one of the Hiveans, just don't know who. But it's free to use.

I'm gonna give you the link to the Hive Discord, where you can find these cool free stuff.

https://discord.com/channels/689265414714163208/690692388040998962/764899568113549353

It's the only way as I paste the code here and it shows the separator, so I don't know how else to give it to you.

Go to Discord and look around as there are a lot of cool stuff.

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I am confused with discord xD xD would you mind reposting the coding and just put a dot in the middle of the coding and Ill be able to figure it out

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Hive.Divider - the dot between Hive.Divider is what I added.

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Thanks a lot I got it!

I know a lot of people just say this but I do really appreciate the effort!

sorry for being annoying

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ho again sorry to bother again, can you relink that discord link that you shared, it doesnt want to work now,, sorry for being annoying xD

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What discord link? There was no discord link. That was a link to my post and here it is

https://peakd.com/hive-150329/@erikah/wintesses-and-proposals-explained-newbie-guide

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No. Sorry i should have explained better.. You sent me a discord link where you said there are nice little dividers in for hive and all that stuffies

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Oh. Yes, that one.

https://discord.gg/rCNFqwWJ

There you go and go to Hive Assets. Scroll up and see how many cool things they have.

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@misshugo here it is.. Thanks alot @erikah

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You're welcome.

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Hi @erikah I would love to make a short post/story about me revising my witness list. Would you mind me mentioning your name in it. Or would you rather not.

Also another thing hey, as you know I am writing a lot about cars and what work I do on them, I... Well my Betty made me a cover photo which I can use on the technical posts I make, would it be considered abuse if I use the same cover photo everytime? But keep in mind the content is always different in the actual post.. It would only be the cover photo... I can share it if you'd like.. And we can also continue this chat on discord if it would be easier for you..

Once again sorry for all the botherings👻

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You can mention me, no problems.

You can use the same cover photo, that is not considered abuse, however keep in mind that some get fed up seeing the same photo every single time. It's your decision if you go with the same cover photo or you use a photo from your post or you can also make a collage.

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Thanks alot 😁😁 Ill keep changing it every week or every other week

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Okay... So @erikah..I made my post I still need to find a suitable cover photo... But im left with uncertainty... Is there someway I can share the post to you without posting it.. I want to know if what I wrote is valid for the c/HiveDevs group

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I'm not a dev, so I don't know how I can help :)

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It has something to do with the developers... Etc im talking about them and such... Or somewhat something like that..... Ahhhhh lets take a chance and post it in there, if its not for that community im sure they will speak out heyy😂😊

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A quick question, do people earn anything from reblogging other people's post to their blog? because i see a lot of people I'm following do that a lot every day. Or do the earnings go to the original post(er) alone?

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Lol, the answer you're looking for is in the post :)

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Ooops! 🤦 Pardon my unnecessary question. Somehow I missed the "And NO, you don't get rewarded for reblogging other people's post :)." Part, I'm sorry. Thanks once again.

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It is a worthwhile novel. Very good written and paced properly for any reader. That target are newcomers to the platform do it's nice to see everything explained thoroughly.

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Thanks for the enlightenment, So much was said and to be honest i got every detail and now i can do the right thing on the Blockchain.

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