Friday, May 2, 2008

Blogger adds post-dated feature

If you blog here at (and why wouldn't you?), you know you can trick the system by clicking Post Options and giving your post a past or future date. Blogger has now made this a bit easier, so you can create what would be daily posts, but write a batch of them all at once, and have them load per your schedule. Read on...

Scheduled post publishing, which we talked about testing on Blogger in draft last month, is now live for everyone. If you set a post’s date into the future, Blogger will wait to publish until that time comes.

Have you ever wanted to announce something on a certain date but knew you wouldn’t be at a computer to make a post? Or you wanted to keep posting regularly but knew you’d be on vacation for a few weeks? Scheduled post publishing is here to help you out.

Scheduling a post is easy to do: on the post editor page, click the “Post Options” toggle to show the “Post date and time” fields. Then, type a post date and time that’s in the future. When you click the “Publish” button, your post will become “scheduled.” When the date and time of the post arrive, it will be automatically published to your blog.


Terri Quick said...

Hello... I recently started blogging on blogger but have had no comments and I'm not so sure anyone is even reading them. Can you give me tips on how to get noticed? Thanks.

Computer Clarity © 2004 said...

Hello Terri,
Well, you found my blog -- thank you. So that says, for starters, you want to have a lot of material on your blog. That's one reason why I often start with a little idea, then paste in some facts or ideas to back it up. Of course, I always cite the source and try to keep the blog entries focused and specific. My blogging goal is largely to impart a little information, news or amusement, but if your goal for your blog is to start a dialog with readers, be sure to ask a question within your posts and invite comments.

Example: So what do you think readers? How can we help Terri get more comments on her blog?

The most important way to gain readers is to include your blog address in email messages. So please rely and let us know where your blog is, and some of my kind readers will surely stop by and visit yours, even leave a comment.

So, Terri, tell us where to find your blog, and thanks for writing.

Helen Gallagher

2KoP said...

So cool! Now I can do a lot of writing when I'm inspired, without the guilt of falling behind.

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