A blog is a journal, and sometimes you will want to insert posts with a different date.
- You may want a post to show a future date, to bring it to the top of the blog.
- You may want a post to show a past date, to reflect a past experience. Or maybe you want to make a new post, and keep it off the main page, as a separate section of the blog.
- Maybe you want all of the posts to be in forward chronological order, instead of (normal) reverse chronological order.
The default date / time, for any new post, is today / now.
You can change the date / time of any post, any time it suits you. You'll do this by editing each post, one at a time, from the "Posts" menu, which will put you into the Post Editor.
To change the date when editing any post, look for the "Post settings" menu in the post editor display. Below "Post settings", click on the "Published on" entry, then (if necessary) "Set date and time". That will give you a GUI control, where you enter / select the appropriate date and time - then hit "Done".
Then, just Publish Post. When you hit Publish Post, your post will be published. If you give the post a posting date in the future, it will be scheduled for future posting - or it will post now, and it will be displayed above any posts with an previous date - depending upon whether you Publish the post after, or before, changing the post date.
If you want to continually post, with each newer post appearing below the previous post, just successively back date each post. Keep track of the post date for each previous post, and make the next post one day (one hour, one minute) earlier.
If you change the date of any post, after it's published, so it falls into a different month and / or year, the URL of the post will not change. This will give you a post with the "published" date not consistent with the URL.
If you change the post date, you may want to provide a more relevant date for each post. You may not wish to display the blog relevant post date, to avoid confusing your readers. The blog relevant post date, like other template objects, is simply another post template option, that you turn off using the Blog Posts widget, in Page Elements.