Set your publication date before you start your blog post

I’ve still got blog post drafts from 2005 collecting dust. They’re not finished yet, and they may never be despite the seeds I set therein to germinate.

Perhaps I should set publication dates for my blog posts before I start writing them, and hold fast to those deadlines. If the data’s still in an inconsistent state before I’ve flushed my buffers, maybe we write it out anyway and hope that at least the metadata’s valid. The alternative is to leave those blocks eternally unlinked.

Is there a term for a blog post whose deadline was set before the entry itself was completed? I’d like a word to describe that modality.