Monday, September 3, 2007

Some unanswered questions

I previously posted with some helps for those who are just joining the blog. It is still accessible, you just have to go to the blog archive on the right hand side of the page, make the month of August visible and select the post titled "For those of you just joining us." This will bring up a page with that post and you can go through the numbers if you need help. If you need more help than this, please feel free to email me. Everyone should have my email address by now since I have sent out mass emails to everyone.

Having said that, I had a few questions that have since gone unanswered. I would like everyone's opinion about these things, so please comment on this post - that is probably the best option so you can try your hand at commenting ;) - or you can email me with your response.

"Once everyone has joined, I am wondering if people would want this blog left public, or made private. Private would allow only members of the blog to view the blog (I have chosen not to do this yet because I want all family members to see the blog even if they haven't signed up yet)."
So, what do you think? Would you like this blog to become private once everyone has joined? This would protect privacy if anyone posted something personal, no one outside of the family would be able to read it, or see pictures posted.
Well, we actually have three options. We could make it so only registered blogger users could see the site (I don't really see the point in this but basically it will not allow people to find this blog unless they have a google account and are registered with blogger). Or, we can leave it public where everyone can find the blog and read it if they so desire.
Please let me know which option you would like. Everyone's opinion counts and I will probably go with majority rules here, so tell me what you think! If you don't mind any of the options, please tell me that as well.

"I started a list of links on the right hand side of the page. I thought we might like to have a list of individual blogs and/or myspaces where people can see what you have there. I already added mine, but I didn't want to start listing everyones without approval, so if you would like your blog or whatever listed there, go ahead and add it (you should be able to do that) or let me know and I will add it. Make sure to send me the link if you want me to add it, that way I don't have to track it down."
Please let me know if there is an interest for this, or not. We don't have to have it, but I thought it might be an easy and handy way to find more detailed information about members of our family. If you want this information private, then answer the above question and we can wait until the rest have joined before we complete this link.

By the way, now that you have a google/blogger account, feel free to make a personal blog! You can check out mine to see what kinds of things I did on my personal blog, or just make it up as you go along. There is no limit to the number of blogs you are a member of, so go ahead!

Ok, this is a long post, so keep sight of the major things: comment to let me know whether you think this blog should go private and tell me if there is interest in having a list of individual family members' blogs, myspaces, and/or websites.


Larry said...

Thanks Rachel.

I don't mind my myspace being linked but I could only do it by adding it to my profile. Feel free to move it out to the list of links.

Laura said...

I don't think it needs to be private... it won't automatically update in your feeds list if it is. I don't mind having my MySpace linked.

Patti said...

My feeling is leaning towards private because we are posting pictures but I really don't care. If it is left open then other people would find it easier which might make more connections with distant family members. I don't have a myspace to link or any other website either. :-)