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Stockpiling blog posts
Sometimes I can write a few posts ahead of time… but stockpile them for publishing when I run out of time. Git helps.
Writing posts ahead of time in this blog allows me to keep up with a self-promise of publishing one post per day. Which is a reasonable proxy for writing one post per day, at least on average.
This leads me to a little issue though. If I have a few canned posts - let’s say three - it means that if I discover something cool I’ll publish about it only later than three days.
Now, admittedly some posts here have a sort of… filler taste, if you will, so it’s better to have two different speeds and leave the filler stuff for when I’m short with time.
The solution I though about is the following:
- Write these fillers and set to a time very ahead in the future - like 200 years from now. This guarantees me that it appears on top of the list;
- Save each of these posts in a branch of itself, like
dis a date and
xis a progressive integer (it will usually be
- When I need it, get an element from this stockpile, change the date and publish it.
To help me with this process, script stockpile.sh helps a lot:
addsub-command works much like publish.sh, only saving the new post(s) inside its(/theirs) own branch;
getsub-command takes an item and puts it into the current branch (usually
- For good measure, the
listsub-command does what you think.
I somehow feel that this blog is growing and growing, but until it’s still capable of letting me do stuff from the web should I need it… it’s fine.