It would be helpful if there was a way to make the blog private and allow access to friends and family without requiring them to sign up for a wordpress.com account. Like if I could send personal invitations through my blog to certain emails or set up a special user name like "ryteslerfamily" with a password like "friend" that would give certain people access only to my blog.
I use this blog primarily for family to keep up with the kids. The grandparents who read it are not that technologically savvy and I hesitate to ask them to sign up for a wordpress account because it will only confuse them.
The blog I need help with is rytesler.wordpress.com.