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Favorite Feature: Scheduled Blog Post

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Welcome to our special series on our favorite Typepad features! Every other week, we'll debut a new article full of valuable tips and tricks for the Typepad team's top feature picks. Each feature is already built-in and available right at your fingertips, ready to help you get the most out of your blogging experience. Miss anything? Check out the other posts in our series here. This week's favorite feature post is from Marilyn who has blogged with Typepad at Pulp Sushi since 2006 and recently started working with the Typepad support team.

As bloggers with busy schedules, we don't want to let our time get away from us and forget to update our blog.  Typepad's schedule post feature has been a life saver and my favorite feature when working on my own blog. 

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So if you're full of blog posts ideas but unsure of when you can write it all out, scheduling your posts is the way to go.  My schedule doesn't allow me to write a blog post every day but I still would like to have fresh content to be published daily. This is very easy to do from the Compose page under Status, select Publish On and choose your date and time for publishing.

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If you have a regular feature on your blog that's published monthly or weekly like "Friday Pinterest Picks", why not schedule the entire month in advance?  I like to schedule my blog posts on the weekends for the week ahead.  I use my Google Calendar to map out the month.

Marilyn's Blog Calendar
Here's what my Blog Planner looks like

Having a Blog Planner (many you can find online to download for free) can help make your scheduling even easier.  Here's one you can download and print from Typepad blogger Vale Design.

This could be a helpful tool if you're new to blogging too!  Regularly scheduled blog posts brings structure to your planning, helps build readership, and encourages visitors to come back.

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