Saturday, May 03, 2008
Blogger now schedules future-dated posts

In case those of you who use Blogger missed the announcement on the Dashboard, you are now able to schedule future-dated posts! How fabulous is that?!

Our family is going on a mini-vacation, leaving 9 May and returning 17 May, and I worried about my poor little blog being left all by its lonesome while I was gone (internet access is doubtful where we're going). I thought about arranging guest bloggers to come in and publish posts for me but now I don't need to!

Now I can write up a couple of posts in advance (like a BloggedIn Highlight, Works-For-Me Wednesday, and Favorite Ingredients Friday), hit "publish post" and let Blogger take care of making sure they get published at the correct date/time. Blogger will do the work for me while I'm on vacation hanging out on the beach or frolicking in the ocean with the kids!

And you know what, this works! I tested the future-dated posting with this very post that you're reading now. I wrote it the night before and scheduled it for 6:00 AM (well before I'm up and about) and got a wonderful message on my dashboard that read, "Your post will be automatically published on 5/3/08 at 6:00 AM."

I am so loving Blogger right now!


6:00 AM

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Tricia said...

This is great news! Thanks for sharing it - I did miss it!

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Milk Mama said...

I noticed this and I'm really happy to hear about it! My blog won't be left all lonely and forgotten this summer! :D

At 4:08 PM, Blogger AC Momma said...

This is a great feature I look forward to using. Thanks for sharing.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger abebech said...

At first I thought "Is this like Gmail's Past-dating emails" offer on April Fool's? :)

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Hey, that is really cool! Just what I need.

I wanted to let you know that I have read Hope's boy (loved it!!) and am ready to pay it forward.

However I am on a "blogging hiatus"; just have many things that need extra attention at this time in my life.

So, if you want to post it, I can mail it, or else, if you don't mind it waiting till next month, I'll PIF then.

Thanks for PIF'ing to me! ;)


At 2:54 PM, Blogger ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

ISN'T IT WONDERFUL? I couldn't have gone on vacation efficiently without it. There's a little something special for you at Have a great week.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing! I had missed it, too. I have wished this was an option for a long time. This is great!

At 10:05 AM, OpenID pinkexplosion said...

I switched from blogger to wordpress because WP offered that.....I guess I ran out of patience too soon!

Oh well.

Enjoy using it. I love it because like you said while you were away your blog wont be. Plus for security reasons people wont really ever know you are gone ;)!

Are you taking baby and boo with you? or are they going to respite care?

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Kim Davis said...

OW - I know you don't have a TON of time with all your little ones, but would love to learn more about YOU!!!

Tag - You're up!!


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