Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tried it Tuesday- July

It's time for July's Tried It Tuesday with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper

The past few weeks I have been learning more about technology involved with blogging. 

I had my first giveaway which made me learn about Rafflecopter. I'll say it was semi easy. 

I just finished preparing for my second giveaway starting next week as I prepare to celebrate my Blogiversary. I learned a little more and keeping  my fingers crossed it all works. 

I also have begun scheduling my blogs to post. 
It's very easy, but its also easy to miss one important step, which I learned through trial and error. 

While writing your posts, to the right, underneath labels for your posts, there's a schedule button. To schedule, you simply click the date and time you want your post to go live. The next step I learned by mistake, but it is the most important step. 
Click publish! 
I did this by mistake and  freaked, thinking I just published my blog that was NOT supposed to be published. Thankfully after a short panic attack, I learned that I had officially just scheduled the blog, which is what I wanted to do in the first place. 

When I schedule a post to a linky party, I do go in that morning and connect the link, then update. But, if its already posted, I feel I am ahead of the game. 

I know this isn't something new for some of you, but maybe I am a slow learner. Now, I schedule most of my posts and I love it! 

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  1. Elizabeth, I too just realized the power of scheduling posts! I love how easy it is. Thanks for sharing.
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. I am just figuring all of this stuff out, so this really helps!

  3. This will help lots of people I'm sure. The first time I did it, I didn't click publish so it didn't work. Then I was paranoid about trying it again until I realized my mistake!

    Literacy Spark

  4. This is great, and the first time I tried to schedule a post I had a heart attack too!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  5. Thanks you for the tips. Very Nice (Borat voice)!

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  6. Thank you! I am so behind the times in the technology of blogland, so I appreciate any tutorials.
    The Traveling Teacher

  7. Happy upcoming Blogiversary!! I love scheduling posts too. It didn't work a couple times (even though they were scheduled and I hit publish) and it wasn't like an hour late so I could attribute it to daylight savings time. So, now I am paranoid and have to check whenever there is one scheduled!
    Thanks for linking up!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  8. Thank you for the tips! I have a question...do you know if when you publish a post and you update it, does it send an email every single time to your followers? I'm so paranoid about editing something after I have posted it.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Good question. I didn't realize followers would get notified...I want to know the answer too :)

  9. Thanks for the blog post info. I am super new to the game and just posted my 3rd linky! I am so excited to be involved. I am planning to use the schedule blog idea in the future! Do you know where to find a list of the linkys out there... I have only found a few and really want to participate more.
    Lessons Learned Lessons Loved

  10. I did the same thing! I actually scheduled a post and then was wondering why it did not work....Turns out I never hit "publish"...Glad to hear that I'm not the only one learning these things one step at a time!

    -Kate 6th Grade Blogger :)
    Kate's Science Classroom Cafe