If You See 'DRAFT' It Ain't Quite Ready

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

When writing my daily posts, I always put the word DRAFT at the top before the title. That's my little trick of insuring that I don't publish prematurely. I also post late at night and then read comments the next morning.

This morning when checking, I see a comment by Barbara Todaro and yep you guessed it...the post started with DRAFT!

 

No..not the end of the world, but it is my way of knowing when the post is ready, proofed, photos or graphics loaded and a quick last spell check.

 

That is when the word Draft is removed and I hit PUBLISH

 

Publish

 

Are there any long time bloggers who have NOT hit that

'publish' button before the blog post was completed?

Could I please see a show of hands?

 

 

Should you see DRAFT as the first word in any of my titles...

 

you will know..... 

 

It ain't quite ready

 

 

 

Margaret Rome

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I remember a few years ago, I began a few blogs, but hadn't polished them up.  I saved them as drafts, then quickly forgot.  It was a pleasant surprise to remember them once again, when I was having a busy period, and kind of had them in the bank.

Feb 13, 2018 07:09 PM #6
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That's a pretty clever trick, Margaret. I have hit publish a few times prematurely. And every now and then I find a draft I forgot to publish! LOL

Jeff

Feb 13, 2018 10:01 PM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland was that yesterday's post.... my comment of "one happy client at a time'.... I didn't notice....

Feb 14, 2018 02:07 AM #8
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Is there a draft in here? Warming up to the cold hard facts when it is labeled draft, not ready to unveil on line and time to remove the blogging canvas. Using the draft mode is wise when you have inspiration but only to a certain point or time runs out Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland !

Feb 14, 2018 02:48 AM #9
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Margaret. With big hands and poor typing skills, not to mention a lack of patience at times, guilty as charged! Enjoy your day!

Feb 14, 2018 03:55 AM #10
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JL Boney, III
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I do not do the draft trick, but I did somehow forget to do spell check a couple times which unfortunately lets people know just how poor of a speller I truly am.

Feb 14, 2018 09:34 AM #11
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I admire that system you have in place.  Smart idea.

Feb 14, 2018 10:08 AM #12
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Chris Ann Cleland Could not be any more simpler.

Feb 14, 2018 12:32 PM #13
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                                Thank you Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland                

Feb 17, 2018 06:17 PM #14
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Thank you Kathy Streib 

I look forward to your weekly posts...usually read them on Sunday morning and sometimes refer to a member or one of the subjects on my noon radio show. Listen in...just might mention you or you or you.

Feb 17, 2018 06:33 PM #15
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I think we have all done this, published them a little early at one time or another.   Usually in a hurry to get more things done.  I love your way of knowing when not to publish.

Feb 18, 2018 05:33 AM #16
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Mike Cooper
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Margaret, that's a great idea. More than once I've launched something prematurely. 

Feb 18, 2018 06:59 AM #17
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Sharon Tara
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Oops....I don't think I've published before ready, but I have come close many times. I like your fail safe procedure. Good idea!

Feb 18, 2018 08:31 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Guilty as charged. The face flushes and then there is the mad rush to try to fix any typos or other problem.  I also like your big draft graphic...makes hitting the button prematurely a bit less likely. Have a great Sunday, Margaret. D 

Feb 18, 2018 09:01 AM #19
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Rose Mary Justice Glad you like this idea. Enjoy the week.

Feb 18, 2018 03:02 PM #20
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Mike Cooper You have plenty of company.

Feb 18, 2018 03:03 PM #21
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Thanks Sharon Tara Always good to see you.

Feb 18, 2018 03:04 PM #22
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD And so many are...guilty of hitting that PUBLISH button too soon.

Feb 18, 2018 03:07 PM #23
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Thanks for a good tip! I'm apt to hit publish before remembering to give attribution for a graphic. Hopefully I've caught it every time and hurried to the edit button.

I'm also guilty of forgetting to proofread my title. I'll read the rest of it multiple times, making small adjustments, etc. Then might not notice a typo in the title until a day or so later.

Feb 19, 2018 10:12 AM #24
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Good point Marte Cliff 

The title also needs to be proofed

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