Password Protecting Blogs

By Deane Barker on March 29, 2004

the working mom: I wonder if this is the start of a trend. This lady (Jennifer, who runs the awesome ScriptyGoddess.com) password-protected her personal blog.

After over two years of blogging about me, my husband and my daughter, I came to the undeniable conclusion that there’s just too many freaks out on the internet.

You have to register to get a password. The registration page states:

I’ve been getting a lot of registrations from people who are giving me the minimal amount of information about themselves. I’m getting tired of following up. Look back up at what you’re submitting. Does your blog (url) give me enough of an idea if you’re coming to my site to cause trouble? Would you let someone into your “house” with the amount of information you provided here?

This is great way to prevent comment spam, I’m sure of that.

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Comments

  1. I hear you on the password for personal. That’s what I did for a family site as well as for the gallery we have. It was just too scary for my wife to have that much personal dialogue in the open.

  2. I’d be interested to hear details of personal horror stories. I get the impression that many bloggers put personal information online, but what is the serious reprocussion that causes folks to password-protect their blogs? We all need an object lesson.

  3. i was wondering if i could recieve some help on password protecting select entries using the movable type interface? i know such a thing is possible, but i don’t know too much scripting or whathaveyou…

  4. Maybe if you’re concerned about people reading your personal info on the web, then you shouldn’t be posting personal info on the web…

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