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    Friday, November 30, 2007

    Bloggy Date/Time Line

    A friend mentioned to me the other day, that on several occasions, she has checked my blog to see nothing there, but then come back later to find that a post was published right before she had been here last, so she should have seen it on her first visit.

    Sounds confusing, huh?

    Despite the fact that I have back-timed a post by an hour or so before, I couldn't think of why this happened to her so often. Then I realized what the 'problem' was.

    See, I've figured out another reason why sometimes my posts appear 'after' they were written. Blogger dates and timestamps everything when I start writing it, so unless I edit the time before posting, it looks like it has been 'timed-back' by the time I actually post it, sometimes to a pretty extreme degree..

    Often I start a post idea in the morning and then finish it and post in the evening, or even more drastically, I start a post seed several days in advance, wait for the idea to grow, then complete it much later. At that point, I simply must reset the times and/or dates on the post to look at least somewhat reasonable.

    But for those others of you that wonder why a post isn't up, then later the blog says it was up before you came looking for it, there is your answer.

    I was probably still writing when you dropped in. *wink*

    I am a participant in NaBloPoMo.

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    1 comment:

    Rambleman said...

    "But for those others of you that wonder why a post isn't up, then later the blog says it was up before you came looking for it, there is your answer."

    See, if people just use a blog-reader that downloads them once they're up on the site, then that isn't a problem. I use Thunderbird which has a built-in RSS/XML reader :-)