I also like to use my junk blog to jot down post ideas. Sometimes I may have a half-formed thought that I’d like to expound on later or just a general idea for a post. I’ll jot these down on my junk blog (maybe “administrative blog” sounds better) and save as drafts. That way, I don’t have to worry about accidentally hitting publish before I’m ready. (Um, yeah, I’ve done that.)
I always put the Homeschool Showcase together on my administrative blog first. This allows me to get the skeleton post ready and, later, go back and add details such as additional commentary or photos.
I’ve got my administrative blog set up so that it doesn’t produce a feed, it isn’t listed in a directory and it can be read by invitation only. That way, no one has to see my “behind the scenes” mess, and I’ve got a place to jot my ideas and test changes with messing up my real blog. It works for me.
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