But seriously, as you know, Blogger does not allow the automatic publishing of pre-written posts at a specified time in the future. 7cMarketing explores the alternatives, including the possibility of using e-mail to auto-deliver your messages at the desired time.
If you can find a free autoresponder service, you could set messages up for so many days ahead, if not for specific dates.So what about the "post to blogger" super-secret e-mail address? If you can find a way to send an e-mail at a specified time, you can send it to that address, and post pretty quickly after that. Does anyone know of such an e-mail service that is free? There are some suggestions on 7cMarketing but they're all pay-to-play. This would hack around the other great missing piece of blogger infrastructure..... I'm looking into it....
Autoresponder services, along with many email providers, do insist on adding signature dross or unsubscribe links to the bottom of emails, so you would need "to make sure this cruft doesn't get posted to your blog, put #end at the end of your post.
Update 1/20: Improbulus had this all cracked before Christmas, and I missed it..... I'll be over here, in the corner, keeping quiet!!
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