Step one: admitting you have a problem
I have a problem. I start writing blog posts and then don't finish them. After about a week, those that had a news hook (which is most of them) lose their timeliness and ultimately they, together with a few other non-newsy drafts, get pushed off the bottom of the page by newer posts and drafts. After that, they are out of sight, out of mind and doomed to collect dust in the dashboard until such time as they are so outdated that they must be deleted, or, much more rarely, refreshed, finished and published.
I could make a number of excuses - I'm busy, I have a day job (and, as the scientists among you will know, science is more a day & night job), and I work in a place where backlog (boxes of specimens that have been collected but not yet accessioned) is a normal part of the visual backdrop.
But here's the rub: I'm pretty sure it's my better, meatier posts that aren't making it out into the world. This is bad, and I want to fix it.
And so, starting today, I'm going to begin digging up, finishing and publishing those drafts, obsolescence be damned. Watch for "Beagle blog backlog" in the header.
Postscript: this is my problem and mine alone. Co-blogger Peter does not seem to suffer from my affliction; in fact, I'm pretty sure he can whip out a blog post in seconds with one hemisphere of his brain tied behind his back.