Cornish favourites: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Yesterday I reblogged this post, but the excerpt from the original appeared very badly formatted – I learned that you cannot edit the excerpt and you cannot undo the reblog to try again. One of my readers, the lovely Dina, wondered whether it is possible to simply copy and paste the original, leaving the images on the original blog. Now that seemed like a good idea as I have noticed that when you do reblog a post the images (or at least some of them) are copied into your media library. So here is the same post, copied and pasted from the original on Travel Words.

Seems to work.  I’d like to know what you think about copying the entire post rather than reblogging it. Obviously this way people won’t have to visit the other blog and they won’t see the comments that were left there, but then my reasoning for doing this is to get all my Cornwall posts under one roof (so’s to speak) not to draw visitors to the other blog.

Edit: I have since realised that galleries cannot be copied. So I have decided to copy part of the original post and then link to it rather than use the reblogging feature.

Original Post

We started at the NT car park at Carnewas (along the north Cornish coast half-way between Padstow and Newquay) where there is a lovely tea-room which is open throughout the summer months. From here you cannot see anything of the coastline.

Well established paths lead you through the gorse on a detour to the cliffs from where you have amazing views of the cliffs in both directions, along to Trevose Head and the spectacular sea stacks at Bedruthan beach and south towards Mawgan Porth.

Coastal Path looking south
Looking north to the Bedruthan Steps
Looking Down
Looking Down

After admiring the views return to the main path and continue down the wide steps to the bottom where you have good views over the beach when there is a low tide, or the waves crashing over the rocks when there isn’t.

View Original Post: August 2014


  1. BeckyB says:

    I hate how the ‘reblogging’ works and ‘press this’ has so many limitations so what you have done seems to be to be a canny solution.

    And it’s such a lovely post too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not sure what ‘press this’ does. Do you?

      1. BeckyB says:

        It seems to just create a link rather like a pingback but with less options to edit the new post. Very odd!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Seems like a good idea xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      And the photos remain on the other blog so no duplication!

  3. beetleypete says:

    I was miffed when I realised that any posts I reblogged added those images to my Media Library too.
    But reblogging your own posts will not count, unless they are from one of your other blogs.
    Seems like WP have their cake, and eat it. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Reblogging from my other blog does copy files into the media library. Copying and pasting has left the images in the original library. Much better!

  4. Sue says:

    Ah, this has worked well, Jude

  5. Peter Klopp says:

    There is another problem with reblogging a post. Before I include any pictures in my posts, I reduce their file size to one mb to make sure that the entire blog does not approach too fast the limit set by WordPress. When you are reblogging, you have no control of the size of images you are importing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well in this case I am only reblogging from my other blogs and I always reduce the images I use to less than 1MB but even so I don’t want the same images in both blogs wasting valuable space. It appears that copy and paste may work best for me. But a valuable lesson to learn!

  6. Dina says:

    I’m happy to see it worked out so well, Jude! It does more justice to your dedicated work to present it like this. 🙂 xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Dina xx

  7. This seems to have worked well – lovely photos. I have no idea how reblogging works – I always thought it seemed like a very adventurous thing to try! I’ve no idea about Press This either…

    1. Heyjude says:

      Reblogging is just a way of directing people to another post (could be on your own blog(s) or someone else’s ) and it creates an excerpt from the post and a link to the original one. The one thing to remember is that it copies the images into your media library too, so if from another blog those images could be big files. Now I can see that copy and paste works well enough I shall simply do that in order to get all my Cornish posts under the same roof 😀

      1. Ah, I understand a bit better now. 🙂 If the need arises, I’ll remember your tip just to use copy and paste.

  8. Anabel Marsh says:

    I have used Press This as commented on by Becky and the only difference I can see with reblogging is that you can add tags and categories first, whereas reblogging just goes whoosh! However, this seems like the best solution – much less clunky.

  9. What a beautiful place. Amazing colors and -as always- great shots. You have an eye for photography my friend.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you so much [*blushes*]

  10. Another beautiful part of Cornwall, Jude…oh we just have to come back. Would it work if you just copied and pasted the first paragraph with a link to the original?

    1. Heyjude says:

      I guess it would, but do people follow links? I wonder. I shall try that way for the next flower reblog.

      1. You’ll soon find out.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Have decided to go with this idea as I have since realised that copying does not include the galleries, and I do use a lot of the gallery feature in my posts. So I shall copy the first paragraph and a couple of photos and then create my own link. Thanks Carol for this great idea 🙂

        2. Glad it worked for you. It looks good on your newest post.

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