Update & a Blogging Time-saver!

I’m back from yet another Friday off. I actually took a nap during the kids’ naptime. My day off provided me with nice rest, a much needed break. This weekend we have a wedding (that owen is in!) and the same for next weekend (a wedding I am in). This means my RSS feeder will probably be incredibly full with unread posts. I’m a little bit Type-A to say the least and seem to have a weird issues with large numbers in my parentheses! (that would be the number of the unread posts, for those unfamiliar with it.) I will just have to push past that though 🙂

I feel like I have read a lot lately from different friends on how time on the internet is getting to overwhelming. Several of you have newly discovered the blessing of RSS feed reading to save time! I am going to share with you another time-saver for those who post blogs! I learnerd it from Pro-Blogger who Brit & Grit tipped me to. BUT it was just this weekend that I realized WordPress actually has a complete function for this!

Its called ‘Future Post’. It gives you the ability to write posts ahead of time and pick a time and date for it to automatically post! You may wonder why this matters if you don’t care about your traffic. Let me tell you why.

Let’s say you get 2 hours to post about once a week but you have so much you want to say, topics on your heart you want to engage discussion in. If you just go ahead and post 5 different posts in one shot you may find people only read the top one or two. The readers’ time is precious too. I know as a frequent reader that when there are too many posts on one blog to read I often don’t get through all of them. With this feature you could write all 5 but publish them on different days. That way if you write a post that is important to you it is more likely it will be read!

I was doing this before today by simply writing posts, saving them as draft, and then manually hitting PUBLISH when I wanted to post them. I sent feedback to wordpress on Thursday saying it would be great to have a way to actually schedule posts. They wrote me back saying they already have it!

If this is something that interests you, and WordPress is your host, CLICK HERE If you use another format for your blog you may want to write their support and ask if they have the same function. So from now on you MAY see me posting on Friday, but don’t be decieved, I’m not on the internet- Its the ghost of wordpress.

I’m off to spend time with the family on this gorgeous day. Sometime this weekend I will probably post pictures of Owen in a tux and jumping in his new bouncer!

OH WAIT one more thing- I moved my blogroll to a seperate page! So if you are looking to browse blogs go above to the tab that says “BlogRollCall”. I actually may have lost one or two in the process which I’m sure I will be adding back in when I have time. Also, if you feel I have catagorized your blog incorrectly, please drop me a line or comment and I will change it.

Have a beautiful weekend!

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8 Responses to “Update & a Blogging Time-saver!”


  1. 1 thelonedrifter May 12, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Sweet… I’m going back to dial-up due to circumstances beyond my control in about a week. That timestamp thing will be very helpful.

  2. 2 the Grit May 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Hi mz,

    While I knew about that feature, I never thought about using it. However, not wanting to break my streak of posting at least once a day since we moved our blog, it may come in handy for holidays and that vague dream of someday taking a vacation.

    Hi t,

    I was trying to think up some comforting remark, but I just can’t. Dial up sucks. Brent, over at Brent Roo’s, just gave me a Joost invite that I’m anxious to play with, but… So, I will just say sorry.

    the Grit

  3. 3 thelonedrifter May 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm

    Grit,

    you’re still stuck on slo-speed, aren’t you? Yes. It sucks. Very bad.

  4. 4 Neil May 13, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Yes, that is a great feature. I use it almost exclusively. I rarely just post something directly.

  5. 5 southerngirlmusings May 14, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    MZ,

    Thanks so much for that tip. Some days I have waaay too many thoughts in my head so now I can get them out and space them out. 🙂

  6. 6 the Grit May 14, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Hi t,

    Slow speed didn’t suck until the Internet Powers That Be went crazy with high speed access. While I don’t have any real need for embedded sound or video, it no longer seems like I have a choice. Considering that my first modem ran at 300 baud, not kilo-baud but 300 bits per second, my current dial up connection which works at 88 times that, seems more than adequate for any reasonable communication task, if all the extras weren’t tacked on.

    the Grit

  7. 7 momlovesbeingathome May 16, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    I didn’t know they had that option! I’ll have to check it out. I know what you mean about having too many blogs to catch up on! I’ve been trying to catch up on all the blogs I missed while we were gone!

  8. 8 avoiceofreason May 17, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Now this is a good idea! THank you!


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