scheduling posts to your blog for after your death

8 Apr

london wednesday 2015 7.11am

read this post by lindahill who asks would people feel it creepy if she scheduled posts way in advance, and she died and the post becomes posthumous. she did not think further than wondering if she scheduled posts a year ahead and she died in between. 

what if…the thought occurred to me that it is a way to make a bid for  immortality. you could schedule posts and write regularly to post in say 2050, if the wordpress future schedule will even go that far in the future. then, your voice will be heard by people in 2050 maybe long after you are dead… you can dispense advise, tell about life today, speculate on what might happen in 2050, if u are very clever u might gain huge popularity as a prophet if your forecasts are creepily correct… or even give very politically incorrect views about anything… how about that.

of course it posits that wordpress still exist in 2050. haha. or blogging still remains popular…

as to the question of how would people feel about letting your blog go on after you are dead, i think it is a good idea to keep it at least in memoriam of the blogger. even if u dont want to add new posts to it, let people be able to re-read the old post and keep the memory of that person alive. 

there was a comment (a ping back) which i find rather poignant. someone whose son died and because myspace wont recognise her as his mum, the blog remains but she could not post on it.  i thought myspace had gone defunct but it seems its internet presence is still working … so that the son’s blog remains in the internet. i thought it is a good memorial for the son, though it must be painful and saddening for the mother to read it. but in time it can be a way to keep memories of him to all his followers and friends.

5 Responses to “scheduling posts to your blog for after your death”

  1. Carl D'Agostino Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    I would like my blog kept open but hope someone could make a last “Carl went to cartoon heaven” post. Of course if three or four of my books sold each year like now(unfortunately) I would want the 87 cents royalty on each to be sent to children’s account.

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

      you could draw that cartoon and keep it for a posthumous entry. i think it also means u have to make provisions for your wishes for the blog and your successor to gain entry to the blog in your will. i think it a nice way to keep a memoriam.

  2. LindaGHill Thursday April 9, 2015 at 3:20 am #

    Thanks very much for the mention. I’m glad my post inspired you to write. 🙂
    You’ve come up with an excellent thought – what if we could schedule that far in advance? Would what we write resemble David Bowie’s vision of space travel in the Space Oddity video? (If you haven’t watched it lately, it’s quite funny – great song though.) Or will WP go the way of MySpace where no one knows it still exists? Interesting questions. I hope we’re around to find out! 😀
    I definitely want my blog to stay around. As for a posthumous post… I’m still up in the air. I don’t plan on dying any time soon, but if I were to get terminally ill I’d probably seriously consider it.
    Thanks again for this post! 😀

    • alifesgayventure Thursday April 9, 2015 at 8:09 am #

      hi linda, wordpress allows future scheduled posts way into the future , as i found out, way beyond 2050 (i could not get to the end of it) so it is possible to have an immortal blog. i am sure someone somewhere is allready doing this…and their blog will become a voice from the past. what will future people make of it… wont it be nice if someone from the 19th century could talk to us like in a blog now? telling us of their daily lives … though will wordpress survive that long…i wonder?

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