When part of the world is sleeping, I’m blogging.
When you’re commenting on my blog, I’m asleep.
Oh, the joys of time zones.
My friend Catherine (from England) and I have this problem when we post. She’s 8 hours ahead of me, so if I were to publish a post in the late afternoon, it’s my tomorrow for her. Depending on when she posts, it’s her yesterday for me. When we email each other and talk about yesterday, today and tomorrow, it gets pretty confusing
When I set my blogging schedule to post Monday through Friday, I took into consideration what time my posts would go “live”.
I wanted to cater to my readers all over the world, so I chose midnight (PST – Pacific Standard Time) as my publishing time. That worked for awhile, but I decided to make a further adjustment. I changed the clock on my blog. Now when my blog clock tells me it’s midnight, it’s actually only 10:00 p.m. PST.
Are you confused yet?
Changing your blog clock is very easy. In WordPress, go to your dashboard, then to “settings” (in WP 2.5+, or “Options”, pre 2.5+). If you scroll down, you’ll see the clock section. For PST I should have the clock set to “-7”. I changed it to “-5”.
Some may say it doesn’t matter when we post, to me is does.
In case I’ve confused you and you’re not sure what time it is for your loyal fans, check out Time And Date.com.
I figured out Australia is 15 hours ahead of me, and Hawaii is four hours behind.
What time zone are you in?
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