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  • #927810

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    Hello everyone…I am new to blogging but have a question i hope that someone can help me with.I want my blog space for personal use and private and only to be viewed by selected people.I was told that i need to use RSS feeds for any new posts to be shown in my windows live home page but i am concerned that others could access my posts.Is there any way i can post but still keep my blog space private?… As you can probably tell i am not exactly up on all the techie aspects of the computer world so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is daisysboo.wordpress.com.

    #927904

    timethief
    Member

    Private blogs do not have RSS Feeds.

    #927911

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    Does that mean that my blog posts will not show up on my windows live home page giving access to my viewers?

    #927913

    timethief
    Member

    That’s exactly what it means. More to the point is that WordPress.com have removed Messenger Connect as a supported service and have centralized Publicize options under Settings → Sharing. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/instantly-share-posts-on-tumblr/

    #927924

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    Messenger connect was what i was looking for but could not think of what it was called lol.I am new to WordPress and heard i could control who could view my space and postings because i really do not want others reading my private/family/friend ramblings :-).Do you know of any other blogging site that allows private blogs with viewing access to specific people?

    Thank you for you help

    #927927

    timethief
    Member

    You can that here at WordPress.com. See option 3 >

    I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose – Select this option to create a private blog. If you want others to be able to view your private blog (and add comments, if you’ve enabled them) you’ll need to invite them to be a viewer. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    #927928

    auxclass
    Member

    any other blogging site that allows private blogs with viewing access to specific people?

    That is exactly what a Private blog is at WordPress.COM – you just need to invite in your friends and they do need to have an account (not a blog) to log in and view your Private blog

    #927929

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    I am sorry for being such a dumbwit with the questions but how will they know if i have posted something new if they can not see it on my windows home page?

    #927936

    timethief
    Member

    I assume you can post a snippet and link to your latest post on your WordPress.com blog on your windows live home page, can’t you?

    #927938

    auxclass
    Member

    @TT – does a Private blog allow email subscribers?? That would be a way for people to be told about a new Post also. Or as you say put a note on the home W live home page

    #927939

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    Oh that sounds a little beyond my abilities lol…

    #927943

    auxclass
    Member

    email subscribers just need you to drag and drop the “Subscribe” Widget to the sidebar – then it is all automatic nothing more for you to do

    #927947

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    Ok that sounds simple enough,thank you

    #928055

    daisyboo1970
    Member

    God grief i am struggling with this technical thing.I still have not achieved to post and for it to be shown on my windows home page.Do i have to have a public blog to do this and also i can not find the “subscribe” widget or figured out how to post a “snippet” to my windows home page.. sorry for asking and being annoying with my questions for help…

    #928056

    raincoaster
    Member

    Stop and breathe. Double-check your blog is set to Private. Then go through this:

    http://learn.wordpress.com

    That should get you started.

    And yes, you cannot automatically post snippets from a private blog anywhere; otherwise it wouldn’t be private. Do it by hand if you want.

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