For this week’s Blogging Insights edition, Dr. Tanya wants to know about our drafts folder. She asks…
How many drafts do you have in your “Drafts Folder” right now?
First, let me say that most of my posts, except for my prompts that I host, are posted on the day I write them. So I don’t usually have a lot of unfinished posts in my drafts folder.
Spurred on by Dr. Tanya’s question, I went to my drafts folder and found six posts there. Two are tests, apply titled “This is a Test,” of my failed attempts to compose a post using the new block editor on my iPhone. I think I’ll just go in and move them to my trash folder and permanently delete them. I just wish there was a way to permanently delete the block editor, as well. One draft is an early version of a One-Liner Wednesday post that I gave up on. Another was a rant about my cellular provider. One, dated last September, was about when I upgraded to iOS 13 on my iPhone and the resultant issues that I was having on WordPress after that. I think each of those three drafts deserve to be trashed. And finally, one was from January 2019 where I posed three rhetorical questions. I forgot about that draft and might go back, reread it, and perhaps post it.
Do you always complete a post that you draft?
Most of the time, but not always.
Is it a good idea to leave your unfinished drafts hanging around or should you delete them after some time, if so, how long?
Every once in a while I will open up my draft folder and take a look at what’s in there. And unless I find some hidden gem that I forgot about, I will delete them.