Friday, April 17, 2009

Drafting in blogger

Well, I've just had a rude awakening! A couple of days ago I started a post about mirrors but put it aside to finish a bit later on. Today I finally got around to finishing the post, pushed 'publish post' expecting the post to pop up as the latest post on my blog, but as I've just found out, it doesn't happen that way! Blogger doesn't post according to publishing date but rather the date that you first created the draft!!! This, coupled with the fact inserting images in Blogger drives me to despair, makes me think that I really should have road-tested Typepad and Wordpress etc before making my final decision on how I would blog!!

Anyway, if you'd like to see my latest post which is about mirrors, you'll have to scroll down a couple of posts to find it! Does anyone know whether you can change this so that the post will actually post showing the date on which you actually published it??

I'll stop ranting and raving now and leave you with a lovely picture of some very cool typography...

Image from Real Simple

8 comments:

Leigh said...

Hi Lee

In Edit mode, go to the Post Options link (bottom left hand side of screen - above Reader Options)and click open. Go to the Post Date and Time and change to the date and/time you want. If you want to publish in advance, do this same thing and then press Publish. The post will sit as Scheduled and will auto post itself. I don't think you can change the post time once the post has been published. Hope this helps.

far out brussels sprout said...

I learnt the hard way too. You'd think with blogger being owned by google would make changes so it's (even) more user-friendly. Ay the very least you should be able to publish drafted posts in order of the time you press the 'publish' button. Even better would be if you could draft a whole bunch of posts with the ability to have them publsih at specific times so I could prepare all my posts on one day in the week and have them publish one a day for the rest of the week.

Love your blog BTW.

far out brussels sprout said...

leigh - you rock!

Kristie said...

What Lee told you is correct, but to save you all the hassle and drama of dealing with Bloggers quirks in posting and the problems with loading photos (whacked out photo order, only 5 photos at a time, can't have them in different sizes unless you load them up individually, etc, etc) the very best and smartest thing you can do for yourself is to download Windows Live Writer. Just google it...it comes with MSN and a bunch of other stuff you probably don't need...just deselect those that you don't want. When you have it downloaded to your computer the first time you go to use it it will ask for your blog details...once you have entered all that info the one time you are good to go. You can schedule posts, save drafts to post anytime you like without the drama of finding them in the wrong place, you can have cool effects around your photos (plus it takes like 2 seconds to add them to your post) and you can have them in any size you want - one of the 3 standard sizes or just any size you choose by clicking on the advanced tab with your picture highlighted. There are so many wonderful features with this software that I can't even begin to tell them all...and did I mention it's FREE!!!! You can also have more than one blog too...just add in as many as you like and select the one you're posting to at the time of writing the post. It is so user friendly and has saved me from going crazy and wanting to hurt the people who run blogger...LOL. Go download it now and it will change your blogging life...seriously :)
PS: Love your blog!

C.T. said...

OMG,I have the same problem. So I have to come back here later this evening to read everything....great help you've got here ;-))

C U laterrrrr, xx, Carmie.

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! One this I do is to put the post into HTLM mode, copy all the text, open up another window/empty post and paste the text into that. That way it will publish as your most recent post. Re: the owl pillows - maybe they could be stencilled on w/fabric paint. Looking forward to visiting your blog more.

C.T. said...

Thx Leigh!

vicki archer said...

What great tips...sometimes google drives me to despair too! xv

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