A litte while back, Khoi—who, by the way, has a a book on grid principles for the web coming out soon—asked for some suggestions on Twitter:

Question for bloggers: what tools/methods do you use to manage your queue of future posts and ideas for future posts?

I responded with:

The submit button.

I wasn’t being facetious. I think keeping drafts can be counterproductive. The problem is that, once something is a draft rather than a blog post, it’s likely to stay a draft and never become a blog post. And the longer something stays in draft, the less likely it is to ever see the light of day. Or, as I posted to Twitter as The First Law of Blogodynamics:

A blog post in draft tends to stay in draft.

I have the functionality for draft posts in my DIY blogging software, but I’ve only used it once or twice. But maybe that’s just me. I still don’t really consider this a blog. I find the label “journal” to be more appropriate. And having a draft journal entry just doesn’t seem right.

So I write, and I hit submit. I can always go back and edit it afterwards.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

12 years ago I wrote Berlin, day 1

Touristische sachen.

13 years ago I wrote Geekend in Ironbridge

Five go to Shropshire… well, a lot more than five, actually.

16 years ago I wrote Less blog, more rock

It looks like I’m going to have to miss the Brighton Bloggers meetup tomorrow night in the Wi-Fi enabled Black Lion pub. There’s a Salter Cane gig happening down at the Freebutt and I have yet to master the art of bilocation.

17 years ago I wrote v-2

Adam Greenfield’s website just got even better. It now uses a lean mean combo of XHTML and CSS.

17 years ago I wrote Lost Weekend

It’s been a wild weekend of music.

18 years ago I wrote My new scarf

Despite the warmest October since records began, I’m not going to let the nice weather fool me.

18 years ago I wrote The world outside my window

It’s another lovely day in Brighton.