Blogger Scheduled Posting Polished and Officially Launched

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No more having to go to to schedule blog posts in Blogger; late this afternoon (Central time, of course) the Blogger team announced the release of scheduled posting to the mainstream interface. Not that I’m switching — I still like getting the new stuff — but it’s still nice to know that the feature I started using two months ago (give or take) is now live for everyone.

In other news, I’ve kind of forgotten to write about the fixes made a week and a half ago, including scheduling for FTP blogs a week or two back and a few other miscellaneous bugs with the feature (like mailing scheduled posts with BlogSend when they publish).

Just thought I’d post a brief thing about this. You can find my previous posts on the subject (including notes on the bugs) in the archives.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.


  1. Hi,

    I came across your blog today while doing a google search on a problem I started having a couple days ago with google analytics.

    I am wondering if you might know why, all of a sudden, after I signed up for “” to claim my blog, now I am no longer getting any tracking information on google analytics?

    I checked Google’s site and can’t seem to get any help. Thanks.

  2. Hi, Anonymous. I use Google Analytics here and on several other sites, and have never had a problem. If you leave your blog address, I can check your code. This site has both the claim code and the Google Analytics tracking code installed, and I haven’t had a problem. Perhaps it’s your placement of the code.

    I look forward to hearing back from you. I hope you are somehow tracking this conversation. 🙂

  3. Ravi Karandeekar

    Hello dgw! I found you on Friendfeed group. Visited your blog. Impressed. But instead of subscribing RSS or email, i do not know why, i went on following you on Twitter and then FriendFeed! I wonder about my behavior. Does it means FriendFeed is going to have great impact on RSS / email. May be, if you value the person than the topic.

  4. Hi dgw!

    Please submit my opinion to Blogger team. Thanks a lot.

    I would like protest against scheduled posting method.

    So, the idea of scheduled posting is great, but the realisation is poor.

    The simpler and maybe the best way to do this is to insert a new scheduling date field next to the date field.

    Now the date field functionality is too complicate:

    a) dating
    b) scheduling
    c) URL generating
    d) sorting
    e) archiving

    For example, if someone (like me) want to add a post with future date, can’t do it correctly.

    If I publish it (as blogger team suggests) with current date and then repost it with a new date, then the URL of the post (and archive date) remain unchanged.

    So the date of the post and the date in the link (and the archive) are different, and this mismatch is a problem for the blogger and the readers too.

  5. @Lalo: I’d be happy to submit your opinion to the Blogger team, but I don’t exactly have a direct line to their ear. Sometimes I wish I did, but it is what it is…

    Anyway, I’ll do some linking to your comment (Twitter, etc.), and post it to Google Groups as well (thread). Hopefully, someone from Google (even better, the Blogger team) will see your thoughts in one of the places. 🙂

    Thanks for reading!

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