Drafting messages in order to publish them at a later time is a great way to save a bunch of time. You sit down one time, focus on writing, writing, writing, and then you’re done for a couple of days or even weeks.
I haven’t “completely” done this exercise yet. What I mean by “completely” is to take an entire day off and write as many blog posts as I can, putting them into my WordPress post management and schedule them for a certain date to be published (or simply leave them there as drafts and hit the “Publish” button when the time is right).
I did once spend two hours though. I locked my door and really focused on the task at hand and got five blog posts written that way. Two of them are still in my draft posts area, so to speak.
Matt Cutts posted the other day mentioning he’d have ~219 (!) yes, two hundred nineteen draft posts. He’s now thinking of deleting or publishing them. Think about this for a second (or two)… 219! I currently have only 5 drafts (five). He has 219… Wow!
How many draft posts do you have in your WordPress Mission Control Center?
Well, I do have an excuse (we all have one, don’t we)… I started this blog just a couple of weeks ago (4 weeks exactly today!), not two years ago like Matt.
Still, one of my goals is to have a bunch of posts finished and scheduled to be published on __.__.____. Let’s say to have enough for an entire month… this would free up our time, wouldn’t it? Imagine, you’d have 30+ posts ready and scheduled, how much time would you have freely available to do something else then?
And to answer Matt’s question… Matt, I, personally, would trash the “pretty sucky” posts and polish those that would make them become a high quality one, if you have the time. (Matt must be 10 times as busy as I am!)
“Well, let’s first get that AdSense video finished, Marcus…”