Friends – we had an exciting week on this blog, well ok “exciting” doesn’t quite describe it. It was more “eh, ok”, but let’s pretend for me that it was exciting. We (the royal version who is not particularly regal) learned two things: 1) I can set posts to private without driving the blog completely underground (yay) and 2) that while I can set posts to private, I cannot fix it so you can see them. That means, if you signed up for the private version of BBM, WordPress converted you to “Followers” when I made the blog public again. As “Followers” (as opposed to lowercase followers without quotes, which isn’t what you are, you guys are special) you just get an email when I post – like you just did to receive this. You’ve gone years without having to receive an alert, so you won’t hurt my feelings if you go to the bottom of the email and hit “unsubscribe”. You know our favorite shared social media source will alert you or that RSS feed you were already using. No need for me to spam you.
WordPress.com Gurus – is there any way to share a private post without converting people to Admins on my site? Now that I’m a bullhorn to the universe and that horn will be blown quite loudly, I need a solution. That’s assuming people still want that same sarcastic content they’ve come to love. Until that time, this site is officially rated G and will only include stories about cuddles and bunnies and isn’t that Jay Leno a hoot. I love talking about those so much that it makes me want to skip around my yard while carrying a little basket. OR without a solution it could go a different direction – somewhere between R and toxic to make it so unpalatable that it becomes unreadable. That’s where I’d offend all of my favorite readers and that’s not really what I want to do. You’re clever folks, any suggestions? I need your help. Ideally I’d like to create a group who get special content. (By “special” I mean you know as special as I can make it – ummm… I could get you all shirts, too? BBM swag? A free round of Mexican martinis? A signed photo of Sam?)
A final question: Would moving it to WordPress.Org give me any more control?