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Schedule & Publish Blog Posts for a Future Date in New Blogger

15 June 2007 2 Comments

Do you know how professional bloggers write blog posts and publish them regularly? They don’t sit around the computer all day long and publish them at regular intervals. They write a few or more blog posts at once (when they are in a blogging mood) and schedule them for a future date and time for auto-publishing. The blog posts go live when the clock ticks the scheduled time. How cool is that?

Wordpress offers a “Timestamp” feature that helps to write a blog post for a future date. When the scheduled time is reached, the post goes online. Blogger does not have the future and this is really an useful future that I suggested them in their “Feedback Form” an year ago. Till the future comes from Blogger, you can follow these simple steps to auto-publish blog posts for a future date.

Get Ready for “Auto publishing in Blogger”! I came to know about future email services such as FutureMe and LetterMeLater from Amit Agarwal’s Digital Inspiration

Step 1:
Log in to your Blogger account. Go to Settings —> Email —> Now for, “Mail-to-Blogger Address” – give an unique keyword to identify your blog – say, myblog5678. Then, note down the email id – it will be like this yr_user_id.some_keyword@blogger.com

Keep this email id safely and private. Anything emailed to this specific email-id will get published on your blog (no matter from which email-id you send it from, OK?)

When you send an email to this post, Blogger publishes to your blog. Easy one – just make sure you tick for “Publish”. If not, your emails will be stored as drafts.

Step 2:
We will use a service named LetterMeLater to send an email from at a future date and time. It is a great service to schedule an email so, we will use it write a blog post and schedule it for a later publishing. OK?

Register with LetterMeLater and click on “Compose” –> Write the blog post, do spell check. After finished writing your blog post, enter your blog-specific email-id (e.g. yr_user_id.some_keyword@blogger.com) into the “To” address, pick a date and time for auto-publishing (see pic below).

That’s it. Your blog post will go live on the specific time and date. Now, you can write your blog posts over the weekend and schedule it for publishing on the weekdays – one each day – so, you make sure that you don’t need to hurry up for posting something new every day. Rock on, bloggies!

Update: Lettermelater provides a complete html support so you can include images (use an external site to host yoru image and use the URL), html tags etc in your blog post. Only limitation is that you can not add labels to your blog post – may be you can do that in Blogger after few days.

Is there any better service that will do the same for Blogger?

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