Virtual Vegan Potluck Update II: Time Zones & Scheduling Your Post

World MapWe decided to get a little more sophisticated with the Potluck this time around:

– it has its own website;
– we’ve increased the number of participants; and
– we’re going to try and synchronize our posts so that they are all published at the same time.  Or thereabouts.

What follows is a list of time zones around the world.  Scroll down to locate your country in the list and get the time/date on which you should schedule your post.  The “starting” point for this list is 12:01 AM Eastern Time for the United States.  Note that some of us here in the States will actually be publishing on October 31 rather than on November 1.

Ouch.  My head still hurts from figuring all of this out.

UNITED STATES (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Eastern Time:  00:01/12:01 AM November 1
Central Time:  23:01/11:01 PM October 31
Mountain Time:  22:01/10:01 PM October 31
Pacific Time:  21:01/9:01 PM October 31
Hawaiian Standard Time:  18:01/6:01 PM October 31

CANADA (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Atlantic Time:  01:01/1:01 AM November 1
Eastern Time:  00:01/12:01 AM November 1
Central Time:  23:01/11:01 PM October 31
Mountain Time:  22:01/10:01 PM October 31
Pacific Time:  21:01/9:01 PM October 31

UNITED KINGDOM & PORTUGAL (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Western European Time:  04:01/4:01 AM November 1

EUROPE & DENMARK (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Central European Time:  05:01/5:01 AM November 1
Eastern European Time:  06:01/6:01 AM November 1
Moscow Time:  08:01/8:01 AM November 1

SOUTH AFRICA (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Central Africa Time:  06:01/6:01 AM November 1

INDIA (Military Time/Civilian Time)
India Standard Time:  09:31/9:31 AM November 1 (Do not adjust your TV sets, this really is the correct time.)

JORDAN (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Jordan Current Time:  06:01/6:01 AM November 1

AUSTRALIA (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Western Standard Time:  12:01/12:01 PM November 1
Eastern Standard Time:  15:01/3:01 PM November 1

SOUTH AMERICA (Military Time/Civilian Time)
Brazil Standard Time:  02:01/2:01 AM November 1

It’s easy to schedule posts for publication.  In WordPress you’ll find it under Publish (at the right side of the Edit Post page).  Click on Schedule, select the date and time and then click Okay.  (Make sure that you understand the difference between “military” and “civilian” time.  A mistake here and you’ll be way off on your publishing time.)  There will be a blue Schedule button just below this.  Click on that to update and you’re all set.

In Blogger, you’ll find the Schedule capability at the right side of your create/edit post; click and then click on Set Date and Time.  When you’ve put in the correct date and time, click on Done.

And now for something completely different – – One year ago today: Chocolate Creme Pie

44 thoughts on “Virtual Vegan Potluck Update II: Time Zones & Scheduling Your Post

  1. Somer

    I don’t see Australia ๐Ÿ™‚ Is this something we need to email out separately to participants? It’s one week away!!!

  2. annesturetucker

    You guys rock!!! You are amazing figuring all this out Annie – now rest your brain, it would hurt if it was mine ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. veganmonologue

    Thanks for figuring this all out . I set mine to auto-post last time and it didn’t work, so I don’t trust the automated feature! WordPress is being strange in general lately for me. I will just post that night manually to avoid breaking the chain!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      I used to have problems, too, then I realized that my time in Settings was set to GMT and not to my local time. That fixed it right up. Also, I’ve found the WP help folks to be really nice and responsive. One other blogger told me about scheduling issues and she contacted them and the problem was solved. But – do whatever feels comfy for you :-)!

      1. veganmonologue

        Thanks for this tip, I changed my time settings, and it was set to something wonky. I appreciate it!

  4. tearoomdelights

    It’s a good job you’re a nice gal, if you were otherwise inclined you could be an evil genius! I’m relieved I don’t have to get up at 4am to publish my post.

  5. narf77

    I think I am going to have to start my own vegan food website just so I can enter next year! I feel left out ๐Ÿ™

      1. narf77

        I am starting to think that I might think about a food blog…After we finish our Diploma’s that leaves me with time to twiddle my thumbs and I am a bad person with time on my hands! Poor long suffering Steve suddenly finds himself being dragged off into the countryside to nurseries off the beaten track, forced to strip bark off things so that I can make bug houses…forced to wander the bush in the hunt for strange and unusual plants to rehouse…in other words it would be saving his sanity ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Shira

    9 PM for Vancouver – awesome!! Perfect timing while I snack on that Halloween candy… ๐Ÿ™‚ Great work co-ordinating Annie!

  7. Little Sis

    So glad to have seen this, and to have remembered that we post on my sister’s and not my time… confusing that. Thanks for all your hard work; I have a bit of a headache just looking at it. You are a good soul.

  8. GiGi

    I memorized all the times and countries just so I can be a good participant. I was wondering what I was going to do today ๐Ÿ™‚
    great job!

  9. tinykitchenstories

    Thanks for doing the hard work, and I’ve got it all scheduled. I should be home from my trip at that time, but don’t want to let my side down! So excited!

      1. tinykitchenstories

        Just finished it up and scheduled. Of course I’ll update the links when I can! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo

    You are a legend for doing all the work here! Most other bloggers just give you a time in the US and then just tell you to figure it out yourself, which is a real pain in the arse!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      That’s what I did with the last one – it went pretty well – but I figured it would be helpful for people to know an exact time. I’m a dedicated planner by nature anyway! And I like the idea of all of these blogs kind of launching at once ;-)!

  11. emmycooks

    I’m on it! And I love that it starts at 9 pm West Coast time–I can begin browsing through it as an antidote to the Halloween candy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Mรกrcia Gonรงalves

    “Itโ€™s easy to schedule posts for publication. In WordPress youโ€™ll find it under Publish (at the right side of the Edit Post page). Click on Schedule, select the date and time and then click Okay. ”
    Good idea! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. thombeed

    Yes Somer too many Aussies ๐Ÿ™‚ Our population may be small compared to you guys, but we can cook delicious food ๐Ÿ™‚ (I know you know this already) Cheers Mate !!!!

  14. Booktup

    being able to schedule stuff on wordpress for another time is a great tool i love it. and agreed we are all happy to have the Aussies aboard :]


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