Does ActiveRain have the feature?—Should it?

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Boomer Jack BoardmanI haven’t written a post all week for Our Saint Paul, and yet there was a new post there every day! Like magic a new post (well sorta new—early episodes of Danger Bay repackaged and combined as chapters, but they could just as easily have been new) appeared every day.

There are those who know stuff about blog-building who will tell you that posting every day is important, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. It certainly isn’t for me.

This is not the first time I’ve used a feature found on most blog platforms that allows for timed post deployment. When I have the time, I write my posts and set them to deploy automagically—thus giving me more time during the week to catch up on my blog reading or graphic drawing.

So my question is: Does ActiveRain have this feature? And if not, should ActiveRain have this feature?

Today is not a rerun day: Danger Bay—Episode 80—Port of Saint Paul! The gang is visiting my home town! (HA! Thought you’d escape my shameless blog promotion, huh!)

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Chip Jefferson
Advanced Building LLC - Lexington, SC

I just use time blocking to do what I need to do. Its now 6:40 Am and I'm already caught up. It may be a feature that some would like but with the server as slow as it is now I would rather have more server power here.

May 22, 2008 10:40 PM #1
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I wish ActiveRain had that feature.  Both of my other blogs do.

May 22, 2008 10:50 PM #2
Rainer
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Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
Noted Curmudgeons - Saint Paul, MN

Chip: Yes, AR is at times pretty slow, there ARE a lot of folks posting & commenting. thanks for stopping by.

Hi Maureen: It is a fantastic feature for me.

May 22, 2008 10:51 PM #3
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Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

This would be a great feature.  I also wish AR would disable the ability to have music playing when you open a blog.

Sometimes I open several blogs in new tabs at a time to save going back and forth between the main blog page, and when two or more are playing music it's downright aggravating.  I just close the blogs then.  I should have to shut them up.  Sometimes we take this too far - just because you can doesn't mean you should.

So let's add a useful feature and disable an annoying one!  :)

May 22, 2008 10:55 PM #4
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Rob Muller
ReMax Town & Country - Canton, GA
Cherokee County Real Estate

I would like the feature also- but agree with Chip about slowing down AR even more. There are days where I have lots of time to write- and others where I don't even have time to think about it.

May 22, 2008 11:33 PM #5
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Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

Hi Jack,

I went to your blog & it's really cool...I liked it.  It would be nice to have that feature.

May 23, 2008 12:01 AM #6
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Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Interesting post . I like it. I would like it if they fixed some of the bugs in the existing features first

May 23, 2008 12:02 AM #7
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Gregory Lohr
Freedom Foreclosure Prevention Services - West Columbia, SC

Another solution is to write as many blogs as possible when you have time, save them, then quickly post it on the day you want to post it...that only takes a matter of seconds.

May 23, 2008 12:10 AM #8
Rainer
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Karen: I am not a fan of blog music!

Rob: I would guess that AR has plans to increase server capacity.

Yvette: Thanks for visiting OSP! That timed deploy feature has become almost a necessity for my style of posting,

Charlie: Agreed.

Gregory: I've used that plan as well, but I could be away on vacation (don't have a laptop, and still my posts will deploy daily.

Thanks all for your comments! ;-)

 

May 23, 2008 07:31 AM #9
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George Souto
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Boomer, I don't think that ActiveRain has that feature, at least I am not aware of it.  Sounds interesting and I am sure that some would benefit from it.

May 23, 2008 01:33 PM #10
Rainer
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George: Set & forget! Allows me to move on to other sruff.

May 24, 2008 07:38 PM #11
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