Unpublished Posts in Draft

The other day I was clearing or doing some housekeeping on my Parenting Times blog when I noticed that I had many posts in draft that I had forgotten to publish! Haha.

When I first started blogging, I just blogged whenever I felt like it. This soon became daily as I got more in touch with addicted to blogging. Then I found that sometimes I had several things (blog posts) to say in a day and none at all for several days. So I started keeping posts in draft to *ahem* space them out. Afterall we blog for the interaction right. Better to have daily posts then to have several posts in a day. Your readers can’t keep up with that.  

Then I started a few more blogs (to make money blogging) so I had to make sure I had things to say everyday. So more drafts. Then I had to make sure I had interim posts between my make money  posts so I had to make sure that I had lots of draft posts to slot in between.

Then the make money posts dried up (but they will be back soon hopefully and I will tell you why in another post.) And all of a sudden, I found that I have quite a few blog posts in draft that I didn’t publish and had forgotten about. Hahaha.

Thats the crazy things that us bloggers do. So when you read a blog, what you read is not what you get. You may only read about something that happened to me last week “today”.  (That is if I forget to change it to “last week”). This wordpress blog has the feature to schedule blog posts to be published when you choose to but I don’t use it. I still prefer to hit “publish” myself when I am around and not when I am away but thats just me.

However, having said this, I am sure some bloggers are not like this. They will genuinely publish only when they write and whenever they write. But those who are like me are those who write a lot and also those who get paid blogging. There are also some who write ahead of time and schedule those posts to be published daily when they are not around but thats not me. Some have unpublished posts because they changed their mind about publishing after writing the post.

What about you? Do you have many unpublished posts in draft?

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  1. AM says:

    I write lots of personal stuff that ended up in drafts because it feels too personal for my blog. Maybe someday I’ll use in under a different guise. 🙂

    Oh yes, I’ve got many of those too. Some of them I actually published but then changed my mind and saved them in draft after a while. Hahaha.

  2. ling says:

    I am just like u MG 😛
    I have around 10 drafts inside now?? hehehe….u r right, some posts happened like days/weeks ago but I want to space them out evenly. Then when the actual day, for eg today something urgent that I wish to blog abt it, then I just keep the drafts first. hehehe…

    Keep keep keep till I forget about it. I was surprised to see so many posts which I had totally forgotten about! 😛

  3. Elaine says:

    Not long ago, I deleted all the 40 over drafts. Now , I just blog in my mind, forget about it and no longer keep it as draft.

    Eh…got new way to cari makan? share share la.. my rezeki also drying up.

    You know adi wut. SocialSparks ler. Better get in early but then you already have. 🙂

  4. andrewjune says:

    i dont normally have any posts in my drafts folder…cos i dont hv the luxury of time to create so many posts LOL

    Neither do I but somehow I still managed to create many posts. Hahaha.

  5. Moomykin says:

    My drafts normally get published a day or two later. I will edit and just publish a short version if I can’t remember other details. Hahaha..

    At the moment I have two in my drafts box, One I am still gathering info from the kids, The other is just too personal and will probably not get published.

    Haha. Sometimes I do write personal posts too and don’t publish them.

  6. FamilyFirst says:

    I am a new blogger and have some drafts too but no chance to do any ppp post so far … so keep drafts for what i also dunno. Mind to share some tips on how to get my first ever ppp? wish to make so money to save for my son’s expenses. things are too expensive these days.

    Feel free to send me an email about what you would like to know. I’m certainly no expert but I’d be glad to help if I can.

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