I like to use my blog to reflect on things that happen in the workplace. My posts are, by nature, philosophic and self reflective and I never write anything negative, inflammatory or identifying. Before posting, I always make sure that I would not be embarrassed if one of my colleagues were to read it.
Nevertheless, I prefer to keep my writing between friends, so I make the postings "password protected". I also do this because I am aware that some employers (I don't know about mine) are uneasy at the thought of employees blogging about them. Some even put a clause in contracts stipulating that it is not allowed.
My question is this: How safe am I with password protection, both practically, and legally? Is my writing considered to be "published" if it is under password protection? What are the chances that someone hack past the security and spill the content? If my employer were to find my blog, where the titles but not the posts are visible, would they have grounds to be offended? I realize that the answer to this one is "it depends on your employer", but I'd be interested to hear people's opinions nevertheless.