I discovered scheduled posting through xYevkax, and at first I was weary about getting into it because I primarly posted about what I was feeling at the moment that I was posting. But lately, because I haven’t let much bother me… my selection of topics was getting pretty dry. Once I decided to start including some other topics in my posts, it became easier to include scheduled posts in my regular entries. And now that I’m working so much, it’s been a huge blessing! Especially since I joined xentrecardx, when site traffic has increased significantly; I need to update more regularly than when I had only a few dedicated readers. Scheduled posting allows me to update regularly and still have enough time each day to drop cards, and read other people’s blogs. Two things that I love to do, and that I feel are important to keeping a blog alive – even if you’re like me and aren’t concerned about traffic as much as some people.
So what is scheduled posting, and how can you do it? Scheduled posting is when you complete a post to it’s entirety but schedule it to go live later than when you complete it. To create a scheduled post in WordPress, this is what you have to do:
- Set your ‘Post Status’ to ‘Published’
- Change the date & time to the desired time for the post to go live
- Make sure that ‘edit timestamp’ is checked
- Be sure to click ‘Save’, and not ‘Published’
If you still have questions, please leave a comment or email me at therealfragileheart [at] gmail [dot] com.