How to Schedule a Blog Post

Did you all know you could write up a blog post and schedule it for a later time? Well, I knew it too, but honestly, I thought it was going to be some long drawn out process with HTML and gadgets or widgets or something. Turns out it is too easy to believe!
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First off, you need to make sure that Your Blog’s time zone is correct. To do that, log into Blogger and click on DESIGN on the Blogger navigation bar in the upper right corner.

Next, from the menu on the LEFT, select SETTINGS and then LANGUAGE AND FORMATTING. That will bring you to a page like the one below. Change the Time Zone to your appropriate zone and SAVE.

Now, write a post as usual. I’m writing this post on Saturday, Aug. 18th, but I want it to post on Wednesday, Aug. 22nd. If I look to the right side of the screen, there’s a list of POST SETTINGS  and the second one down says SCHEDULE. Select SCHEDULE and choose SET DATE AND TIME. The box expands as shown below.

 

  1. Set the time of day you want your entry to post.
  2. Select the future date you want your entry to post.
  3. Click DONE.

 

When you’ve finished writing your post, click the PUBLISH button like normal. Your post will now be published on the date you scheduled! And..when viewing the list of all your past or drafted posts,  you’ll see that SCHEDULED is written by your future posts!

 

Easy, right?

Yeah, I know. You already knew how to do it.

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2 thoughts on “How to Schedule a Blog Post

  1. Thanks! I didn't realize that it was so easy. A side question…if you schedule a post and then write another post, do you know what order they show up in? Does google base the order on start time or finish time?

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