Friday, May 02, 2008

Schedule Your Posts

Did you notice that you can now schedule your posts in Blogger? When I posted my Sky Watch Friday post last night, I set the time ahead to 12:02am Friday, so the date would show up as Friday instead of Thursday. Yes, I know, I'm picky.

So, I published my post, but it didn't show up on my blog. I knew Blogger was working on this feature, and it was available in Blogger in Draft, but I didn't realize it was LIVE already. (It just became available yesterday.) I think this is going to be great. Now, whenever you set the post date and time to a future date or time and click "Publish Post" that post will be scheduled to appear in your blog at that date and time. How cool is that?

Of course, since I wanted my Sky Watch Friday post available immediately but with today's date, I had to go in and fix that. It takes an extra step - first I had to publish the post with the current date and time. Then, once the post was published, I just had to edit it, change the date and time to the future, and hit "Publish" again. Since it had already been published, it remained published, but I could future date it.

3 comments:

  1. That's good to know, I made the mistake of post dating a while ago and forgot to use the Blogger In Draft and of course it published right away.. Useful tool :)

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  2. I was worried there for a sec about "sticky posts", but since you explained how to fix that I'm not worried anymore. Thanks Anna! :o)

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  3. I wonder how you use blogspot yet you got own domain name?

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