Is it okay to cheat with when the blog has been posted?
I wanted to have a blog where posts are arranged as if I am posting every other day. Painting a picture to your readers that you are active in blogging, that you are there every other day, makes it more predictable for them to when they will come back and read.
But unfortunately, there are times you won't make it.
While updating one of my blogs, I noticed that I can "quick edit" the newly published blog post and change the date to an earlier one, like for example, if today is November 15, I can change it to November 12.
Some called this "back dating", but whatever you want to call it, it doesn't matter. My concern is, does this practice have negative effects to Google's indexing and ranking of the posts?