I’ll in the near future back-post several articles, so please don’t get confused.
Back-post is a word I just made up. It means that I’ll publish posts I wrote or drafted a while ago and date them with the date they were written to keep my blog-chronology intact. That way they won’t (I think) pop up in news feeds and won’t get as much attention as they would if they were posted ‘today’, and that’s fine.
Reasons I don’t always publish posts I write include privacy concerns (like: need more time to think about whether I’ll be OK to have [post] on the Internet), and when I don’t have time to properly wrap up a post and check it for errors. Then after a while, when I have time, I have sort of moved on from there, and the post seems old.
Many drafts begin as branches and never make it through the quality control. My posts tend to grow and branch out while I write them; and I solve that by cutting off the ‘branches’ and save each as a new draft. That way it is easier to let inspiring, but side-tracking topics go.
Or I split posts into ‘series’to get around a topic while still not publishing an overwhelming kilometre long article.
For all these reasons I’ve got a large spin-off archive of ‘maybe one day’ posts; stubs, half written, final and almost final drafts. I’ve finalised some of them lately (almost;-), and will publish these around the date they were drafted/written; usually around the publish date of the posts they were spun off from.