Blogging 101: How to Get a Link for a Future Post for Blogger

May 23, 2011 Advice Corner 3

Sometimes when I’m writing posts or reviews I want to get the link to it so I can schedule tweets or email someone the link in advance (like the company I’m reviewing or a friend who wants to see it). This tutorial will show you how to get the link for your blog posts so you can do whatever you want with it. Remember though, the link won’t work until the actual date & time it is published, but like I said, it comes in handy when you’re trying to think ahead and schedule/plan things.

How to Get a Link for a Future Post

1. Write your post as usual and then click “Publish Post”.
2. Right-click “View Post” so that it pops up in another tab or window and then quickly click “Edit Post” (so no one gets a chance to see your post before they’re supposed to).
3. On the post page, click “Save Now” so that your previously published page turns back into a draft.
4. You can then click “Edit” and under “Post Options” select the date & time you want the post to be published.
5. On the opened tab/window, just copy the link in the address bar and save it for future use. If you want to schedule tweets, you can paste the links to URL shortners like bit.ly or tinyURL.

Voila! Nice & simple!

If you have any questions or comments let me know.

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3 Responses to “Blogging 101: How to Get a Link for a Future Post for Blogger”

  1. Hanna

    I googled this very thing this weekend! I didn't find a good answer, though. I've done this before & it works unless people (like me) read post in Google Reader – or any other reader for that matter. I think it will still show up as a new post in the Reader, though if someone clicks the link to the actual site then I don't think it will be there.

    Do you know if this is true or if you click Edit, Save as Draft quickly enough will it not show up in Reader?

  2. Hanna

    Oh…I just scheduled a post to publish…and when I hit Publish Post the same screen came up with the link that says View Post when I scheduled it. So, I clicked View Post and the link was there, even though the post wasn't published yet! So, this gets around the reader issue in my previous comment. You can just schedule it, Click Publish, then click View Post & there is the URL!

  3. Vivian

    Hey Hanna,

    if you're scheduling a future post then it shouldn't be viewable until that date, even in your "edit posts" section there's no "view" option. are you sure you didn't publish the post automatically?

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