How I publish text messages on TxtBuff

Posted on by Caroline Siñel in TxtBuff Updates

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When I first created TxtBuff, I publish only the text jokes and quotes I receive from friends. Hoping to receive more text quotes, I decided to post my cellphone number on the website. During the first three months, random text messages started coming in but not much. Sometimes I don’t even get any. But the moment I receive one, I can publish it right away.

But now, the number of contributions has increased, so much, that I already find it hard to publish all of them at the same time. Sometimes, two or more senders send the same text message. Some senders send the same text message twice. Some even send advertisements. So I already felt the need to organize by eliminating duplicates, deleting advertisements and arranging them into folders.

Currently, I have 8 folders on my phone, specially dedicated for TxtBuff text messages. Each folder has a purpose and will be named one by one as I explain how I organize text messages on my phone.

Let us say I received 22 text messages on my phone today. I will put the first 8 messages into the For Review folder and the remaining 14 on the To Follow folder.

Received 22 text messages today:
For Review – 8 text messages for review today
To Follow – 14 text messages for review tomorrow

Text messages on the For Review folder will be checked against existing text messages on TxtBuff website to avoid duplicates. After checking, these 8 reviewed text messages will be transferred to a new folder named To Post Jan 27. Text messages on this folder will be published on Jan 27 and will be deleted afterwards.

To Post Jan 27 – 8 reviewed text messages
For Review – no text messages for review
To Follow – 14 text messages

The following day, I received another 25. I will transfer these text messages to the To Follow folder. Combining text messages from yesterday and today will give us a total of 39 To Follow text messages. From these 39, I only need to get the oldest 8 messages to be transferred to the For Review folder.

Received 25 text messages today:
To Follow – 31 text messages (14 from yesterday and 25 today, minus 8 for review)
For Review – 8 text messages for review

Again, text messages on the For Review folder will be checked against existing text messages on TxtBuff. After checking, these 8 reviewed text messages will be transferred to a new folder named To Post Jan 28. Text messages on this folder will be published on Jan 28 and will be deleted afterwards.

To Follow – 31 text messages
For Review – no text messages for review
To Post Jan 28 – 8 reviewed text messages

The process then goes on and on. As I do this everyday, you will notice that text messages in the To Follow folder keep piling up. This means it will be harder for me to scroll down to the bottom to get older text messages since, they are arranged in reverse chronological order. To avoid this, I keep up to 350 messages at most (per folder), then store upcoming text messages on a new folder, To Follow 2.

To Follow2 – 12 text messages (this where I put new text messages)
To Follow1 – 342 text messages (this is where I get messages for review)
For Review – no text messages for review
To Post Jan 29 – 8 reviewed text messages

Sometimes I review text messages in advance, if I have time. But I try as much as possible NOT to read them all at once because it will be hard for me to distinguish which ones I already published or which one I just reviewed. Right now, I have 8 folders on my phone as I mentioned earlier, and these are:

To Follow4 – 191 text messages (I put all new text messages here)
To Follow3 – 350 text messages
To Follow2 – 350 text messages
To Follow1 – 328 text messages (this is where I get messages for review)
For Review – no text messages for review
To Post Feb 1 – 8 reviewed text messages
To Post Feb 2 – 8 reviewed text messages
To Post Feb 3 – 8 reviewed text messages


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