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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Works for me Wednesday

Today's tip is about blogging. I like to do posts in advance. I often get my posts ready and using the option button, schedule them to post automatically. I like to have them all set for the week, by Sunday evening. If something comes up and I want to post something else, I can just go to edit posts and change it to a draft.
Speaking of drafts - I often have quite a few of them in progress too. If I see or hear something that I think would be a good thing to post, I'll start one and save it as a draft to finish later.
This works much better for me that trying to think of something, to post right away. My brain doesn't function well under pressure!
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17 comments:

2Thinks said...

Hey I like this blog tip. I need more how to blog tips. Seems like there's a lot of stuff I could do, but don't know how to.

Karin said...

Great tip - now if I was just inspired after a hard day at work, lol!

Nancy said...

Mari, great tip....I'm usually not that organized but is certainly a goal to work toward....

I hope you'll come back to my new blog and sign up.....

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I don't schedule my blog posts but I should. I also like your idea of putting ideas down to be completed later. Thanks for the tips.

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Yep, works for me too!!!

Have a super Wednesday dear Mari.

Darla said...

very good tip!!! i will try that one. i seem to never be inspired on the spot, so this may do the trick.

Kaye said...

Hey! Found you via WFMW.

I too use this tip and it has been SO helpful! When I find myself with time on my hands I will prewrite blog posts. In fact, practically none of my posts were written on the spot when they are posted.

I also use like to include photos with my posts. Since I do a series of freebies, I like using photos that have "free" on them. When I find several, I create a new post, stick a picture in it and either save it as a draft or go ahead and predate it for the next date in the series. That way I don't have to spend time looking for nice photos to go with my posts!

Great tip!

Pat said...

I fly by the seat of my pants...and most of the time it shows, LOL!
I have posted ahead and also just posted as things happen. Maybe I should put more thought into it!

Brooke said...

i admire your planning and organization! :) can't wait to see what you have in store for us next.

Julie Bagamary said...

I often do this too especially when I have several things to post.

Nezzy said...

Great tip. Thanks girl....I've been tryin' to heal up and have not made bloggin' a priority lately. Obviously...Heeehehehe!

You have a very wonderfully blessed Wednesday Mari!!!

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Betty said...

Great tip Mari. I used to blog like that too, and sometimes still do. But somehow I´ve gotten out of the habit and just go with what´s on my mind at that moment. Sometimes it´s hard to come up with something good to post, but mostly if I have nothing worthwhile to say, I won´t post.

Kim said...

Oh, if I could only be so organized! I've tried to do this but never go back and finish drafts, and the only time it's really worked to auto post is on weekends for Project 365 when we're going to be out of town.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I've done that a time or two, but never for a week! Golly...

Jenny the Pirate said...

Just another example of how being organized makes one more efficient. I'm glad you have a system because I wouldn't want to be without your wonderful posts!