I’ve written before about pre-writing your posts on weekends, which works well for many professional bloggers. But the fact is that whether you blog for business or personal reasons, pre-writing and scheduling your blog posts is always a good idea.
Scheduling your blog posts is different from simply writing post drafts. The latter requires you to login and publish the posts on a certain date- which is fine if you want to make last-minute changes to your posts- but scheduling means your blog software will publish your post automatically, on whatever date you set it to. If you’d like to get started doing this, here are some quick ways to schedule your blog posts:
If you write for a Blogger-powered blog, it couldn’t be simpler:
- In the New Post window in the Posting tab, write your post as usual, but don’t click the “Publish Post” button just yet.
- Click on “Post Options” at the bottom of your post, and in the right side you’ll be able to put in what date and/or time you want the post published.
- Then click “Publish Post”.
It’s easy to schedule your posts on a WordPress-powered blog. Simply:
- Write your post as usual, but don’t click Publish yet.
- In the “Publish” window in the upper right hand area of your dashboard, click on the “Edit” link next to “Publish immediately”.
- From there, you can choose what date and/or time your post will be published.
- Click the “OK” button, then hit “Publish”.
If your blog is powered by Typepad, note that you must be a Plus, Pro, Premium or Business class user to use this feature. Here’s how to schedule your posts in Typepad:
- Write a post as usual in the “Compose a New Post” page, then look for the area titled “Posting Status” .
- The dropdown beneath that will let you choose between Draft, Publish On… or Publish Now. Select Publish On…
- Enter the time and select the date you want your post published. Click “Set Time”, then save the post.
Do you schedule your blog posts?