I have created a blog, as silly as this may be, for my friends and family to view. That being said, I don’t want the general public to have access viewing my blog. How can I update the settings to have only friends or referrals from those friends read my blog?
Go to Settings->Reading on your dashboard and set the privacy there. Then nobody except those you Invite will be able to see your blog. They will have to sign up for a WordPress.com identity, but they don’t need to start a blog.