I want to setup a PRIVATE blog but where all invited can post. Possible?
February 4, 2015 6:47 AM   Subscribe

Basically I now work for a decentralized company and I want somewhere for all of us to post our general creative ideas to be shared. Like a blog. But NOT open to the world, just to the people IN the company. AND where everyone has posting abilities. Is such a thing possible?
posted by rileyray3000 to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Does your company have an intranet? That's typically where such things are hosted.
posted by dfriedman at 6:48 AM on February 4, 2015 [2 favorites]

Does your company already have an existing intranet? There are off the shelf software solutions for doing this on an intranet, I know Wordpress has one and I think Google Sites is basically for this. More professional solutions available for more money.
posted by Wretch729 at 6:53 AM on February 4, 2015

Response by poster: We don't have an intranet. It's literally about a dozen freelancers spread across the country.
posted by rileyray3000 at 6:54 AM on February 4, 2015

If you're not up to hosting your own, there are lots of cloud intranet products: Igloo, Huddle, Jostle, etc.
posted by zamboni at 6:56 AM on February 4, 2015

My company uses Basecamp. It's todo-focused (as are most) but has collaborative text documents, discussions, projects and shared calendars.

The google term you're looking for is 'collaboration software'.

You might find this post and this post about tools for distributed teams useful.
posted by Happy Dave at 7:20 AM on February 4, 2015

My company uses a ning space. We pay for it but it was easy to set up, easy to invite folks, easy to start discussion threads, and intuitive for the users.
posted by adorap0621 at 7:25 AM on February 4, 2015

Secret Facebook group. That's how many a company was founded and many a protest movement was launched!
posted by Mistress at 7:29 AM on February 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

Atlassian Confluence. 10 users is $10/month for them to host it. I can't say I especially like it, but it'll do the job and for corporate software I've definitely been forced to use worse.
posted by cgg at 7:42 AM on February 4, 2015

How about a private Facebook group? Not visible to the world, only members can see the posts and you can share files and discuss using a tool everyone is probably familiar with.
posted by Not on your nellie at 8:42 AM on February 4, 2015

Try Slack
posted by lockestockbarrel at 8:42 AM on February 4, 2015 [1 favorite]

We use Tumblr (just mark the blog private and invite everyone in as admins once they sign up for tumblr and give everyone the password). It's super easy to use, though it may prove too limited depending on what you end up wanting to do.
posted by you're a kitty! at 11:42 AM on February 4, 2015

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