the future is now

Well, better late than never – Blogger finally supports scheduled posts:

We’ve often heard that sometimes you’d like to write a post now and have it automatically published at some time in the future. We listened, and are pleased to say that this feature is ready for you to try out on Blogger in draft.

Publishing a post in the future is pretty simple: in the post editor, reveal the Date and Time fields using the “Post Options” toggle and enter a post date and time that is in the future. When you then click the “Publish” button, your post will become “scheduled.” When the date and time of the post arrive, your post will be automatically published to your blog.

Only works if you use the beta version of blogger, though, by logging into your blog via Like Gmail, I wonder if Blogger will ever escape Beta status.

I am still running my blogspot blogs with the old template system because I found that the new sidebar functionality was too complicated to hack. I really like the ItemPage / MainorArchivePage conditionals and am loath to give them up. Still, blogger just can’t compare to WordPress or other systems anymore for general use. I only stick with it for the pagerank that my blogs there have by virtue of their longevity.