Future-Date Your Blog Posts, Then Relax and Enjoy Your Holiday!

I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful sunny weekend, like we’ve just had in Auckland  – it’s so nice to see that summer is almost upon us once again.  No doubt many of you are planning to take a holiday and enjoy the fine weather, which is being forecast for the summer months. 

For those of you posting regularly on your blog, this may pose a problem as you may not want to leave your blog idle for weeks (or months, if you’re lucky enough!) on end.  On the other hand, you don’t want to have to worry about coming up with ideas and blogging while you’re on holiday.

Luckily, there is a simple solution to this.  On your Voices blog you can future-date your blog posts, so you don’t even have to give your blog a second thought while you are away.  Just write up your posts before you leave for your holiday and schedule them to publish at a date and time in the future.  Nobody will miss you! 

It’s not only useful for holidays, you can use it to space out your blog posts a bit more evenly too.  You may write all your posts at the weekend or early in the week, as other days tend to be very busy.  Instead of adding two, three or four posts at once you can space them out over the week.

This facility is easy to use.  Once you have saved the final version of your post, you simply edit the publication date and time (as shown below) and then click ‘Publish’.

 

Just remember to click on ‘Settings’ and make sure that your blog is currently set to the correct date and time.  Otherwise, your posts may not be published as you intended.  This is particularly important if you are publishing something that is not supposed to be public knowledge until a certain date! 

 

November 17 2008 11:53 am | Voices Blog

2 Responses to “Future-Date Your Blog Posts, Then Relax and Enjoy Your Holiday!”

  1. Deon Swiggs on 19 Nov 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    fantastic tip – something I didnt know about so was up last night and have made a weeks worth of a blog series. The New Zealand Home. You will love it.

  2. Kerry Kissane on 19 Nov 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    Yay, I didn’t think there was anything left to teach you Deon! Glad you found it useful and I look forward to reading your posts.

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