Blogging Insights # 40 : Scheduling

TODAY’S QUESTIONS:

How often do you use the “schedule” feature on Word Press and how useful do you find it?

How far ahead do you schedule your posts?

MY ANSWERS:

How often do you use the “schedule” feature on Word Press and how useful do you find it?

I use the schedule button always every time I post. This may sound strange, but there is a very practical reason for it. When I first started blogging, a couple of my posts encountered a glitch while publishing. They somehow got backdated and did not get published. Then a blogger friend suggested using the schedule feature for every post, even those I am posting right away. Ever since, even if I have to publish a post as soon as I write it, I schedule it for five or ten minutes later.

How far ahead do you schedule your posts?

Not as far ahead as I would like to as I am not a super organised person. Ideally, I would like to always have a week”s worth of posts scheduled. Practically, I have never managed to get more than four or five posts scheduled in advance. The scheduling feature becomes a godsend at busy times. When you know that you are going to be busy for a couple of days or when you are travelling, this kind of doing ahead becomes invaluable. Let me end by relating a sad but pertinent experience. A few days before he died, my father was in the hospital unconscious from a massive stroke. I used to sit beside him, reading or blogging on my phone. He passed away on a Sunday morning. A few days prior, I had scheduled my Blogging Insights post which I publish every Monday morning. In all my grief, I had naturally forgotten about my blog and it was quite a surprise when the notification for the published post popped up on my phone. Okay, that was my bit; now I would love to read your views. You could share them in the comments section below. Better still, why not write a post of your own about this? Just remember to tag it #blogginginsights

23 thoughts on “Blogging Insights # 40 : Scheduling

  1. The point 1, it happened to me too.. it published with the date and time when I had created the draft of the post! So it lagged behind and I too practise scheduling now 😊nice post. Thanks for sharing

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  2. 🙂 You probably know by now that I am all for scheduling my blog posts.

    In regards to scheduling blog posts, I like to schedule them a few days in advance; which ensures that my blog posts are published at a certain day and time.

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