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Blogging Time Saver – Take a day off!

Posted Monday, April 14, 2008 by momscashblog | 6 Comments so far

Alright, so I confess. Every now and then I like to take a day off from blogging. Well, you’re probably thinking…when do you do this Krysti? There seems to always be a new blog post here on Moms Cash Blog daily! Yes, but that doesn’t mean that I actually blogged that day! Hmmmm…now I have you thinking huh?!

What I do when I plan on taking a day or few days off…is simply BLOG AHEAD of time. There are a lot of people who don’t realize that the can do this, and it really is very helpful to any blogger. We all need a break sometimes yet we know that if we don’t post a blog post, our readers may disown us…Really.
It is important to keep your blog fresh, interesting and full of good quality frequent posts…so what I do is take a block of time (usually an hour or two…or three) and write or record a few blog posts. Then instead of clicking publish when I am done, I just click save and it gets saved as a draft. So on that day I want to take off, or go on vacation or allow myself the time to be sick in bed on those yucky days…I just access my WordPress admin, go to manage…choose the blog post draft and publish it. Wha-La – I can post a good quality blog post in a blink of an eye and it is awesome! I recommend that if you do not have at least one back up (draft) blog post saved, to do so immediately. Because you never know when you’re going to need a break…and you don’t want to leave your peeps hanging. Just a fun fact from Mom’s goody blog bag. If you need help you can email me at krysti@momscashblog.com anytime…or if you want your blog hosted on WordPress platform or need to create a money making blog like mine here and don’t know how – CLICK HERE for my FREE blog tutorial.

Kevin April 14th, 2008 (11:55 pm)

Good video Krysti.

You actually don’t need to save it and then click publish later. If you change the timestamp and then click publish then your post will automatically publish on the monday, tuesday or whenever. This is particuarly handy if your going on holiday as you might struggle to get a good internet connection.

I used this about a year ago. I was living in Auckland, New Zealand at the time with some friends (Im from the UK) and we were about to set off to travel the whole country for about 4 weeks via bus. We had so many things planned that I knew that it would be hard just checking emails never mind writing blog posts. So for my blogging advice site I wrote about 30 posts in advance and published them in advance. Whilst travelling I managed to write a few drafts and save them and upload them later so I actually had about 40 or so longish posts written. The timestamp was definately used to full effect there (though I wouldn’t recommend anyone writing that many posts in advance haha!)

Ayerthon April 14th, 2008 (11:58 pm)


I am just new to your blog. And I just wanted to say that you have very good content.

Thanks for the tip for to save posts as drafts within WordPress Dashboard.

This is going to give me a lot of space on a daily basis.

Thanks and keep up the works.

Mark Wilson April 15th, 2008 (7:01 am)

I just found that feature myself and now use it whenever I don’t feel like doing “actual” work LOL.

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Chris Jacobson April 15th, 2008 (8:51 pm)

Good post, but you can just use the timestamp feature as opposed to logging in everyday. I was away all of last week and didn’t get on the internet once, but all my posts published automatically because of the timestamps I had set.

Step By Step Income April 18th, 2008 (2:19 am)

You always have such good tips and advice on your blog! I have actually been doing this for quite awhile and even have the wife help me to keep the blogs updated and ahead. With 3 teens and so many activities it’s really nice to be able to take the time off we need to so that we can be with our kids and go to their school functions.

Blogging does get tedious and as my wife says, boring lol But it really is worth it in the end!

Thanks again for all the wonderful Info!


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