Excuse me for jumping on this thread, but timethief I have seen your expertise with other questions on these forums and can't quite find my answer.
In this same vein of private blogs; I want a private blog where I can invite followers so that they can receive email notification when I add a new entry. Is that possible or are my only options to invite them to be a contributor to my private blog, which makes them create a wordpress ID and then add a widget for them to receive RSS feeds? I am revitalizing my blog because before, that is all I could do and people had sooooo much trouble getting into my blog and then couldn't follow it and would forget to come back and look. I know I can make it public and they can follow with no problems, but I want to remain private. TIA!!