Friday, August 15, 2008

Private blogs...

It was bound to happen sooner or later... someone on our list is going private. I think we have a pretty good system set up to deal with private blogs (listing the email address under the name of the classmate so you can email them to ask for an invite), BUT I am wondering if there is an even better way, one where when you click on the blog link you don't get that disappointing "Sorry, You're not invited" sign. Lately I have been toying with the idea of having those with private blogs set up a "fake" blog. I was thinking, since setting up blogs is so easy, that you could just set up a blog which maybe has a current picture or a slideshow and a maybe just one post that says "Here we are and thanks for stopping by - we have another blog (our real one) and it's private. If you want to be invited to view that blog, just leave a comment with your email address and we will set up the invite". I don't know, you guys tell me what you think? I'm just sure there are a lot of people who don't feel comfortable or close enough to ask for an invite (which, you could argue, is THE POINT) so maybe I'm just off on a tangent here. I just think it would be nice to have something to look at vs. nothing!

Oh and the classmate's blog that is going private is
Jonathan Swenson. You've got a couple of days left to view it (I think) and it looks like his wife will be setting up a link to a new "ideas" blog. Which should be pretty good, because she had some good ideas about things on her blog. So check it out!
JUST A QUICK NOTE (added on Dec. 31st, 2008) Jonathan Swenson's blog is no longer private and Amy Bartholomew took me up on the "fake blog" idea - you can find her blog in the sidebar and see what I mean.

1 comment:

Zippy said...

Public is public, right? I\We went private because I was getting a little crazy with the life details that dh didn't like to be public, even though we were "anonymous" starting out. But I love to have an audience so I invite anyone who is interested, even if they pop in once a year!

I will take you up on that "Sneak Peek" page so to speak. I will email you with the new link.

AND!!! We just got back from vacation so I finally have something interesting to write about!