We’re all busy, I get that, and it is so much easier to set things up when they are set up correctly.
One of the major issues I have had with the blog (posting in various apps and on the backend of the server) has been the date.
How do you fix that? Go to Settings on your self hosted wordpress dashboard and select general.
The time should be UTC–Coordinated Universal Time. Since I am on the west coast, that means that it is -8 UTC.
And bam, it works! Yay!