Blogger now can Schedule Future-dated Posts

We all know that WordPress blogs can future-dated its posts. However, for a long time, Google Blogger couldn’t do it. Whenever you edit the publish date, it will be published right away. In some case it might be an advantage – when you want to put a post on top of other posts, you just need to future-dated the post and it will stay there till the time expires. According to Blogger official blog, started from May 1 2008, Blogger blogs can schedule future-dated posts. I found out this new feature today when I failed to publish a future-dated post – I got a message saying that “This post will be published as scheduled”, which it is not good for me, since I don’t want to edit the date of this specific post that I planed to put it on the top whenever I have a new post. 🙁 Anyway, it is good for people who would like to better manage their posting frequency – You can write ten posts a day when you have more blogging ideas but publish it through out the next week as scheduled.

Update:
I just found that actually I still can give a post a date in the future but have it appear on my blog now. There is one extra step to realize this – First, publish the post with the current date and time. This will make it appear on the blog. Then, edit the post to change the date into the future and publish it again. – That’s even better than WordPress 🙂 As far as I know, WordPress doesn’t have this option yet.

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