Sunday, April 13, 2008

Does Blogger get the publish date wrong?

So I spent a little bit of time writing my previous rant, and then decided to see how long it would take to show up in my feeds. In Google Reader it showed up in about 3-4 minutes. Then I noticed the timestamp on it:

Received 7:32pm
Published 6:28pm


I actually hit publish around 7:28pm +/- 2 minutes, I wasn't really watching the time.

I started this post about 5 minutes ago, which was 7:34 according to my clock. Which lines up with the time according to Blogger. I found the current Blogger time by going to Settings > Formatting. The timezone format shows the current time. I want to see if this is just a timezone issue, so I'll post this in a little while. My feeling is that it is probably just an issue with Blogger, I started writing the post around 6:28pm, so it may have place that timestamp as the publish date.

Oh yeah, I still haven't seen it show up in FriendFeed.
UPDATE: I missed this in my FriendFeed due to the publish date being an hour before it should have been, my bad. It also picked up this post fairly quickly, as did Google Reader.

Actual Publish date: 7:52pm EST.

EDIT: The publish date is 7:34pm. The same time I estimated when I started this post, looks like I was right.

EDIT 2: I can't believe I missed this. You can set the post date and time in the Post Options drop down, which is by default set to the time which you started writing the post.

Blogger's Post Options Screencapture

As you can see, the date here is the time I said I originally started writing this post.

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