Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Blogging: P = Public or Private

Is your blog public or private?

Public blogs can be viewed and read by anyone on the internet, anywhere in the world.

{There are two types of private blogs.}
You can set your blog to private and allow selected readers access to the blog.  By doing this, only the readers you have selected will be able to read the blog.
You can also set your blog to private so that you are the only one who is able to view it.  By doing this, you can write whatever {just as in a diary or journal} and no one will be able to see it.

Many individuals have their blogs set to public so that anyone can read what they have posted, but sometimes it may be necessary to set your blog to private.  If an individual is posting personal information, they may only want close friends or family to read their blog.  Other individuals may need to set their blog to private because of their career. 

Check out my previous A to Z Challenge blog posts:
Blogging:  G is for Giveaways
Blogging:  H = Headline 
Blogging:  I is for Images
Blogging:  J = Journal 
Blogging:  K is for Keep
Blogging:  L = Link-ups {Blog hops} 
Blogging:  M is for Money 
Blogging:  N = New 

Blogging:  O is for Organized

{Don't forget to swing by my About Me post, and ask me some questions.}

5 comments:

The Hopeful Romantic said...

I agree - personal information, say about your kids, may mean you want to go for a private blog. I do mention some personal information about people but not sufficient amounts to make them identifiable and so the blog is public.

L.G.Smith said...

My blog is public and so I do try to keep a lot of personal stuff off of it. I don't mention my family or post photos of them. I try to keep it mostly about writing or current stuff in my life I'm thinking about.

Kathy said...

My blog is public. Visiting from the A-Z challenge. ♥

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.com

Damyanti said...

I run two blogs and both are public.

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 17 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
#atozchallenge

nutschell said...

my blog is public, and although i do share some things about myself--i make sure the things I share are all related to writing, since that's my blog's theme.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com
Happy A-Zing!