Hey everyone, the Random Post has returned!
Today, we have a good one. In this post, we will be making a time capsule on this blog! In other words, we’ll be scheduling a post for way in the future.
Notably, this is a How-To. I’ll be giving instructions for anyone else who wants to try this idea. I had a general idea of what a time capsule was, but I thought it would be interesting to apply it to blogging. Follow along and see how to make one if you are interested, too!
Someday, someone may stumble across this blog and find the post that just came out. Maybe my older self will look back at the blog someday and this will be at the top of the list (assuming that I am not still running the blog). Maybe a friend will get a notification and it’ll bring back some memories for them. It’s a cool thought!
At any rate, let’s get into it.
Step #1: Year
First off, we have to determine when it’s going to be posted. Off the top of my head, 2050 seems like a cool year. It’s halfway through the century. Another nice option would be 2100. I could even do a crazy year, like 3000.
For this time capsule, I’ll be going with the year 2050.
Step #2: Title
Next, let’s come up with a title for our time capsule.
I’ll be going with: Random Time Capsule | 2050. It can be called the RTC 2050 for short.
Step #3: Create the Message
Now you have to decide what is actually going in the capsule. Write your message for the future!
I’m going to put a lot of things in our capsule! True to the Random Post, it will have varying, random parts. Here’s what will be in the RTC 2050:
- Messages from friends – I’m contacting my friends. If they are interested, I’ll include their first name in the time capsule. They also have the option of having a short message attached with their name. If you want to be in the RTC 2050, I’ll have instructions at the bottom of this post!
- An explanation – I’ll be writing an explanation at the top of the post, explaining what the RTC 2050 is about.
- More – These are just a couple of basics. I’m sure I will keep adding stuff as I think of it. I’m open to adding more parts for the rest of 2018. Feel free to suggest ideas in the comments, too!
Step #4: Design Your Capsule (Optional)
Hey, if you’re going to make a time capsule post, why not add a drawing of the design? It can be simple, but get creative with it!
Step #5: Schedule!
In the top-right corner of the current WordPress format, you can schedule a post for the future. It will take time, but you can eventually make it to your desired posting date.
We’ll be posting ours for today’s date (November 1) in 2050.
It’s scheduled! However, we can still add things to it here in present day, so feel free to add ideas.
Do you want to be in the RTC 2050?
Comment your message below, and I’ll add you to it!