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Use your Save Button

Posted by on 17th Apr 2007 | 2 comments

I thought I would write briefly about one of the simplest but most effective features of blogging software. Namely, the ‘Save Button’.

I suspect I click on the save button more than I click on the publish button.

There are numerous reasons why you should be using your save button.

  • Save to remind – If I think of something to blog about but im too tired or too busy too write I simply write the title of the article and a detail or too in the input area and save it to remind me to blog about it later. I find this helps on those hangover days when your not sure what to talk about!
  • To control your quality – If your writing a post and you hit a mental block and don’t know how to finish it, don’t just wing it, write a few lines more and publish it. If your not sure how to finish it then save the post, have a break and come back to it later. The quality of your posts should increase because of it.
  • Time Restrictions – I usually have a lot of time on sundays to write posts and blog compared to other days in the week. If im going away for a few days then I will simply publish the article and put a timestamp on it to go live when im away. However, if i’m not sure how busy I will be I write and save some posts. If I then find out I dont have the time one day to write a good post I simply publish one of the articles I have saved.

As im writing this, I have nearly 10 saved posts in my control panel. 2 are complete and are ready to publish, some are half finished and a few others are simply titles to remind me to blog about that subject.

Saving your work for later is such a simple feature but its a feature I know a lot of bloggers forget about. Together with timestamps, it allows you to control the quality of your work and when it is published.

Good luck,
Kevin


Kevin Muldoon is a professional blogger with a love of travel. He writes regularly about topics such as WordPress, Blogging, Productivity and Social Media on his personal blog and provides support to bloggers at Rise Forums. He can also be found on Twitter @KevinMuldoon and .

2 comments - Leave a reply
  • Posted by Tara on 23rd Apr 2007

    HI,

    The timestamp feature sounds like a good idea. I must admit I hadn't tried this, very useful if you are going away and want to try and keep up the interest of readers. Good tip, thanks

  • Posted by Kevin on 23rd Apr 2007

    ive used it a few times already. i wrote 3 or 4 articles one day and then put datestamps on 2 of them to post a day or so later because i knew i was busy.

    im gonna be away from the pc for two weeks so the timestamp will be getting used to full effect :)