Until recently I never used the drafts feature in WordPress. When I first installed WordPress 2.7 and saw the QuickPress and Recent Drafts sections on the dashboard I put them at the bottom of the page because I didn’t see why anybody would want to use that tiny editor to write a post, or why anybody would start writing a post, but then save it as a draft to be finished later, or at least any non professional writer.
In the past few weeks, however, these features have combined to help me keep my consistency going a little bit stronger.
When I’m sitting at my desk, I almost always am logged into my blog, checking stats or comments on breaks from working on whatever project I happen to be working on at the time. The dashboard really is quite good for that sort of thing. When I think of a blog post, but don’t really feel like writing it at this moment, I’ll jump down to quickpress and throw some content and a title in there. Just enough so that I remember what the point of the article was. This way I can go back later and see the list of recent drafts and decide if I want to finish off that post and finally publish it to the blog, or let it wait for another day.
Now, instead of posting two or three articles at one time and then waiting a month or 2 (or 3) to write something else, I can publish one, and start another, but wait to finish it another day. I like to think the content gets better too, when I can save it and come back to it and kind of regather my thoughts on the issue.
Side Note: This post was actually started on August 10th.