Traffic on the site has been pretty high recently, and I'm busy in the day job and family life, so I want to let you know how I'm currently managing submissions.
I try to run through the submissions in the morning. They go great with coffee. I set up the posts for the day based on what's in queue by 7:00 am EST. [NOTE: That time may change or disappear altogether on any given day.]
I stagger the posts so each one gets 2-3 hours at the top of the list. I try to space them out as evenly as possible, but I don't schedule any to post in the wee hours of the morning (EST). I know there are followers in the UK and down under, maybe if the submission volume goes up I'll post round-the-clock so you can get updates in the daytime. Heck with your day jobs. You need the distraction.
I delete submissions from the submission comment thread when I prepare the posts. Except sometimes I forget to delete them. Or I forget to post them. Or blogger gives me an error. But to date, I am not aware of a situation where I deleted an entry and didn't post it. However, I probably just set the stage for the very thing to happen. Sorry to whomever it might affect. [NOTE TO GRAMMAR NERDS: I'm pretty sure that's the proper use of affect vs. effect. Also who vs. whom. If not, let me know in the comments. I don't have time to look it up right now.]
That's all for now. I have to line some queries up for the day.