A week or so ago my wife and I were on vacation. While we were gone I didn’t plan on blogging, checking email or even being on the internet. At the same time, I planned on blogging to my new blog every single day.
How could I blog every day when I wasn’t going to be on the internet you ask?
Well, I discovered a way to write up posts for my blog in advance, and then schedule them to post on my blog on certain days. It would appear that I was blogging every day, even when I wasn’t!
I’m not sure how all of the blogging platforms work, but for the life of me I couldn’t find a way to do this with a blogger blog. Then I discovered a website called LetterMeLater.com. LetterMeLater allows you to write up an email, and then schedule it to be sent at some later time in the future. Because I could schedule an email to be sent out, I could then schedule to send emails to Blogger’s post email address for my blog. To find your posting email just go to “Settings>Email>Mail-to-Blogger Address”. Make sure you’ve set up that email address to post your emails as blog posts immediately, otherwise you’ll just end up with a bunch of drafts when you return.
Because of LetterMeLater.com I was able to set up over a week’s worth of posts, and never miss a posting day because I was gone. I’ll be using this the next time I go out of town as well to make sure my blog posts continue uninterrupted.
There are other uses for LetterMeLater.com that I’m just beginning to scratch the surface of. For example, sending emails to loved ones on birthday’s and anniversaries, sending yourself reminder notes, sending spooky emails way in the future after you’re dead. Can you think of any other uses for a scheduled email?