A few of my friends, that read my personal blog, ask me how I manage to stay on top of my posts. They know how active I am with my daughter, work, and the various Lutheran outreach ministries that I’m involved with and some used to wonder how found the time to write almost daily.
The answer is simple, I take advantage of scheduling my posts in advance. I love this, since it means that I’m not writing daily, even though it might appear that way.
In 2003, when I decided to have more than just websites (I started websites in 1997) and start actively blogging, this lovely feature wasn’t available. It didn’t take long for one of the creative folks, behind these amazing Word Press Plugins that many of us enjoy, would come up with an Advance Post Plug in.
Because of this plug in, I can schedule my posts in advance. Some days I write a lot of articles. When that happens, I don’t just toss them all up on the same day. If a person is as active as myself, they most likely would not have the time to read through all that anyway. Personally, I think it’s much better to space those posts over a period of several days. In doing so, I still have something new appearing on my site even on the days when I don’t have time to write.
Currently I have a months worth of posts sitting in my Pending Queue. There were times when I had over six months of scheduled posts. I’m slowly adding to my ‘Pending Post’ pile, so eventually I’ll have that amount of posts scheduled in advance.