16/01/2022

2022/01/16#p1
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I had to rethink scheduled posts a bit to better account for when they were being set (future dates) so as not to completely mess up the section numbering and to provide an easier way to perform checks on whether there were any scheduled posts in the table.

If there are any scheduled posts then a new clock icon will show which will link to a new 'Scheduled Posts' page where I can edit or delete them if required:

 Scheduled posts indication

A new column has been added to posts table — a UNIX timestamp — to make it easier to check if there are any posts 'newer' than now.

I need to finish the Scheduled Posts page today and then the feature should be complete.

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1000 posts

This is the 1000th post since launching (b)log-In. I say 'post' but I think of each entry as a section of the day rather than always a discreet post in the traditional sense.

There were 2369 posts/sections in total while using WordPress which was from 2008 to the start of 2021. It took from April 2008 to September 2017 to reach 1000 there then until May 2020 to hit the 2000 mark. On reaching that milestone I wrote:

"A lot has changed, and is still changing - with the blog, with the world, with myself; what I post and how I post it constantly morphing, folding in on itself, being moulded into new forms, heading in new directions."

It still is.

With the blog relaunch in 2016 and introduction of more microposts things changed quite dramatically. Moving to (b)log-In, however, has made me more prolific than ever. Yes, a lot of items have been incredibly meta but the fact remains that building my own system has meant I've enjoyed using it so much more.

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alanralph says:Reply to alanralph

@colinwalker Congratulations! I don't have the stats on how many posts I made to previous blogs I've had over the years, but I'm pretty certain that they're a fraction of the total I've made on my current blog(s) since 2018.

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Colin Walker replied:

Thanks. I only know about the WordPress numbers because I still have the posts table in the database. I haven't got a clue about my original blog (2003-2008) but I would imagine that was reasonably high as it came before getting bogged down by the "everything must be an essay" mindset.

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@colinwalker Congratulations, Colin! That’s a huge milestone and also a testament to (b)log-In. It’s always satisfying to see writers find the perfect platform to not only share their content, but to do so prolifically and without friction for themselves.

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Colin Walker replied:

I wouldn't say it's perfect but I've built it according to how I (want to) blog so I suppose things can't get much better than that.

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2022/01/16#p3
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Barring any major issues the scheduled posts functionality should now be complete, including the dedicated page for editing/deletion. I don't know if I'll use it much (the way post tends to be of the moment) but it's definitely in the 'nice to have' category and building it has taught me a few things. It's also made me tidy up some other code making things a bit more reliable overall.

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