Thursday, 17 November 2011

Blogging Tip: Scheduling

It's been a little while since I mentioned any blogging tips.

This time around, I want to talk about the value of Scheduling a blog post. You do know about scheduling right? Hmmm..some of you do, some of you don't in my experience.

Picture this (have you got Ma from the Golden Girls in your head?) - you have a blog post due on the Saturday, but that is when you have a family barbecue and there's not way you will have a spare five minutes to whip up a blog post.

Sound familiar?

Well, why wait until the Saturday to post your blog? You can schedule it to appear at the date and time you want to appear, even if you are composing them weeks earlier. How do you think I do my Stunning Saturday and Super Sunday posts. Usually I do two or three in a hit and schedule them.

It's easy to do...

Write up your blog post.

In the post settings (or options - depending on what blogging software you're using), find schedule post - select the date and time. Remember to be aware of the date as some programs set to US dates and not Australian ones. eg if you want the blog post on 12th November, in the US it's 11-12-2011 while in Australia, it's 12-11-2011.

When you are done, save the blog post and then press publish (or schedule). Your blog post will then go in a queue.

It should then look something like this in Blogger:

See what I mean about scheduling the blogs. It's easy to do, and is a great time management tool.

Did I schedule this blog post?  Yep, you betcha.

Have fun!

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