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Future Posting, or About My Latest Blogging Mistake

It seems this vacation was never going to offer a reliable internet connection. After getting to an internet connection I said I would resume blogging, but then reality happened. It seems my Mac just didn’t want to work for more than a minute or two, even over a ethernet connection.  I’m back home with internet now so I can really get back into it after I get over the jet lag.

What I should have done is future posted.

Future posting is where you write a post but don’t publish it right away, you set it to go live later. All you have to do is set the timestamp to a future date so to your readers it appears like you just posted but in actual fact you have a group of posts all stored up and ready to go. One word of warning, try it out to make sure it works before you go away!

This is what Darren and Brian did with my guest posts. So to answer those who asked, no I didn’t post on their blogs while I was away, I had emailed them beforehand. Yes that is right, I wrote posts for others so they would have content while they were away but didn’t do the same thing on my own blog, d’oh!

I will definitely get back to the promised critiques and be posting more good stuff. Sorry for anyone who visited and missed me posting, I made a big mistake expecting to have guarenteed internet access. How wrong was I? Lesson learned.

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  1. I never even realized that the WordPress timestamp feature works in the way that it doesn’t publish future articles until they reach the specified publishing date. I for some reason just believed that it would list that date as the date it was published.

    Obviously a great feature, and one that most of us can make good use of when we need to go away for a while :)

  2. I never even realized that the WordPress timestamp feature works in the way that it doesn’t publish future articles until they reach the specified publishing date. I for some reason just believed that it would list that date as the date it was published.

    Obviously a great feature, and one that most of us can make good use of when we need to go away for a while :)

  3. I love this feature in WordPress. I have a couple of monetized niche blogs that I try to get content on every other day or so, so I create posts over the weekend and stack them up to appear through the week. That way I can focus on big projects on weekdays and not be pulled away to make sure I have content going up regularly on those sites.

  4. I love this feature in WordPress. I have a couple of monetized niche blogs that I try to get content on every other day or so, so I create posts over the weekend and stack them up to appear through the week. That way I can focus on big projects on weekdays and not be pulled away to make sure I have content going up regularly on those sites.

  5. I rarely, do future posting, because it seems with WordPress, the pings and trackbacks are sent out when you write and save the post – and not when you set it to be posted at.

    Which leads to 404s by spiders and feedreaders. Which is not quite a good thing.

    Am I missing something? Is there a solution for this?

  6. I rarely, do future posting, because it seems with WordPress, the pings and trackbacks are sent out when you write and save the post – and not when you set it to be posted at.

    Which leads to 404s by spiders and feedreaders. Which is not quite a good thing.

    Am I missing something? Is there a solution for this?

  7. If you mark them as published they are live, but not put on the homepage or RSS so should not 404

  8. If you mark them as published they are live, but not put on the homepage or RSS so should not 404

  9. I think scheduled posts is a great way to manage a blog in general. I don’t know what I would do without being able to schedule posts. I wrote about it a little bit at my blog at this URL: http://www.walletrehab.com/my-biggest-blogging-mistake/

    I hope it’s okay if I post the URL here. I love your blog, btw.

  10. I think scheduled posts is a great way to manage a blog in general. I don’t know what I would do without being able to schedule posts. I wrote about it a little bit at my blog at this URL: http://www.walletrehab.com/my-biggest-blogging-mistake/

    I hope it’s okay if I post the URL here. I love your blog, btw.

  11. I LOVE the post timestamp! I’ve started using it more since I’ve tried implementing my new time management plan, which includes one day off a week. I can still post without ever touching my laptop. Vacations are possible again!!! =D

  12. I LOVE the post timestamp! I’ve started using it more since I’ve tried implementing my new time management plan, which includes one day off a week. I can still post without ever touching my laptop. Vacations are possible again!!! =D

  13. Does anyone know if blogger.com also has this feature? (Scheduling Posts I mean)

  14. Does anyone know if blogger.com also has this feature? (Scheduling Posts I mean)

  15. The post time stamp feature works great when your content is not time sensitive.

    Sometimes I just go on a writing bender and I end up with 10+ posts in que. I don’t want to dump them all on the blog at once so I spread them out over time.

    You don’t really think I’m blogging at 2AM do you?

  16. The post time stamp feature works great when your content is not time sensitive.

    Sometimes I just go on a writing bender and I end up with 10+ posts in que. I don’t want to dump them all on the blog at once so I spread them out over time.

    You don’t really think I’m blogging at 2AM do you?

  17. We use Joomla’s similar feature to post our daily eco-tips. I write ‘em in batches, and the march out on time, like good little soldiers.

    I see a lot of folks managing regular posts this way. Setting a feature article to post at midnight each day means there’s fresh content waiting when people open their RSS readers in the morning.

  18. We use Joomla’s similar feature to post our daily eco-tips. I write ‘em in batches, and the march out on time, like good little soldiers.

    I see a lot of folks managing regular posts this way. Setting a feature article to post at midnight each day means there’s fresh content waiting when people open their RSS readers in the morning.

  19. I used this one in 2.0.3 and it showed the post in the RSS feed. Maybe I did something wrong, though. Overall, good idea, yes.

  20. I used this one in 2.0.3 and it showed the post in the RSS feed. Maybe I did something wrong, though. Overall, good idea, yes.