Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Schedule Posts to Publish (When You're on Vacation, etc.)

Here's a quick way to plan ahead and keep up with your blog even 
when you are on vacation or don't have access to the internet. 

Let's say I'm going on a cruise in two weeks (I wish!) and want to make sure I still keep my blog updated with a few posts while I am gone. First off, I would make a new post like I normally would. I'd complete my post with all my pictures and info. Instead of publishing it right away, I'd go down to "Post Options" at the bottom right of my editing box. 


I'd click on that, and a whole new section would appear. On the right, I would see "Post date and time". I'd select "Scheduled at", and then I can select what day and time I would like my post to appear. 


Now when I click on "Publish Post", because I have a scheduled time, my post will be set to publish while I am sailing away and getting a tan--not the least bit concerned about updating my blog! You can use this option on as many posts as you would like.

Now go get ahead of schedule for once :)

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the tip!! That could even work when I don't have time during the busy work week; write posts on weekends and have them post during the week! AWESOME!!!

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  2. I'm so glad you posted how to do this! It's become my very favorite feature for blogging. For example, I wrote a rather lengthy post with photos as a tribute to my husband. I was able to finish (with time to spare) and just put the post date for our anniversary at 12:01 AM. I also used it for my Christmas post because I wasn't able to post ON Christmas (too much going on) but still wanted it date-stamped for my Blog Book purposes as December 25. SO USEFUL!

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