Note to readers: time tangle ahead/behind

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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.

 
Spin-off archive

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.

 

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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.

 

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4 thoughts on “Note to readers: time tangle ahead/behind

  1. A Quiet Week

    Yep! I’m a time traveler too!

    “Reasons I don’t always publish posts I write include privacy concerns… and when I don’t have time to properly wrap up a post and check it for errors.”

    I must have two dozen 7/8 finished posts. I obsess over details and the feel of the post. I can fret most of the day over a sentence. Or not!

    I wish I could find a way to slip in these “not-quite” posts for continuity’s sake without emailing all of my subscribers. Some days I can finish several “stuck” posts, but I am mortified to mass-publish!

    Anyway, I applaud your timely, not so timely, and archive posting. you are a precise person and I appreciate that! 🙂

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  2. Mados

    Thank you Lori, that is a great compliment!

    Good point with sneaking posts out without emailing subscribers. I actually don’t really like the idea of emailing people posts, so I have decided to remove the ‘subscribe via email’ button.

    I must have two dozen 7/8 finished posts. I obsess over details and the feel of the post. I can fret most of the day over a sentence

    Ditto here…

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  3. sensoryoverload2012

    So, how will we know you have published something new if it only gets inserted into the archives? I started reading your blog from the first public post and worked my way up, so I thought I was caught up but now I’m not sure.

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    1. Mados

      I will announce ‘new old’ posts in a new post and link to them and explain a bit about them.

      Ps. I’m flattered that you found it worthwhile to read through the archives:-) Thank you for the attention.

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