YOU KNOW that post you created yesterday, a week ago, month ago – hell, before WordPress even existed – like a future-knowing badass? And then you published that post? Well, you might have noticed that you seem to get less likes and comments on them.
And there’s a reason, not a good one, why that’s happening. For some inexplicable oversight on WordPress’ technical side, if you have a draft that you then finish and publish, it will publish as if you wrote it the day you created that first draft.
For example, if you wrote a blog post draft on July the 23rd 2018, finished up your masterpiece epic on why the earth is flat and published it today, as far as WordPress is concerned you wrote that on July 23rd and it will publish it to that effect instead of today, in effect meaning it’s far less likely anyone will see it apart from your regulars. New posts however go to the top of the queue in terms of posts within your category e.g. writing and have much higher visibility.
So make sure to copy paste into a new post THEN publish to avoid that happening. Like I nearly did with this post…