Is it possible to keep a blog relatively private?
December 19, 2010 5:53 PM Subscribe
How can I keep people I know from reading my blog without making it totally private? And which host site is best for privacy?
posted by lhude sing cuccu to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have a blog that's rather personal in nature, and I thought I was fine hosting it with Wordpress and keeping it closed to search engines. I found, though, that if you type in the name of my blog certain pages from it do actually come up. I'm also starting to suspect that the images I have on my blog can be found through search engines, even though they're not linked.
So I tried to switch it over to Blogger, but this is even worse because I can't figure out how to unlink all my images so I know that search engines are probably finding them. I have it set so that search engines won't find it, but I'm getting really suspicious that that won't matter. I also fear that Google indexes everything I do, even if I end up deleting it.
So what would be the best option here? I wouldn't mind moving it to some unknown hosting site at this point. I just want to keep it far, far away from my family and that means keeping it far away from search engines and even farther away from my name itself. I don't mind if people find it through other blogs, though, so I don't want to keep it private only to me.
What are my options?