My best blogging coping mechanism for posting regularly about how to self publish a book was my ability to schedule blogs in advance.
I could write ahead of time, have them post at a designated time and date, and keep a nice regular flow of self publishing advice.
Until I discovered “Missed Schedule” in WordPress.
My posts started to miss schedule. At first, I thought it was because the time I’d chosen for the post was conflicting with the time I’d chosen for backup. But it turns out that there’s a complicated conflict regarding hosts and posts and pieces of toast.
Not pieces of toast, I just said that because it sounds good, and the real reason, which is that somebody turned off my cron, just sounds weird.
It sounds like it could explain much more than my blog missing schedules. I think this explains my entire position in today’s economy!
The good news is that there’s a plug-in for that! (missed schedule, not my position in society.)
But the trouble is, I already have too many plug-ins. If I load any more, it could slow my site down. So while I’m pleased there’s a plug-in, I’d be more pleased if the posts would simply post on time.
While I am chewing on the fact that a WordPress post can be “missed schedule”, I am going to the site each posting evening and manually publishing the missed ones. Grrrrrrrr.
Once it started to miss, it missed a lot.
Once it started to miss a lot, it missed them all.
Installing plug-in now….