Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Auto-Posting in the Future
Yes, I have discovered time-travel and am writing this post from the year 9000.....

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.

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.
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....

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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Posted at 4:26 PM by John.
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Blogger Improbulus said...
Hey there John, it's not like you to miss anything... ;)

Here y'go: how to postpone or delay blog posts, using a free email service that allows full HTML. Check out the test post using that service here (it's a draft of my final post), and you'll see it's identical to something posted direct.

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