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.