I think I've figured out how to make our blog private while avoiding the issue with signing in. I will create one username and password to send to anyone interested in keeping up on the blog and to make it less annoying for people to remember one extra username and password, any time I update the blog, I will notify everyone by email and include the username and password.
THEREFORE, please let me know by either leaving your email in a comment or by emailing me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to keep up with our blog. I'm not going to assume that whoever has followed our blog in the past will continue to follow it, so if you want an invitation, you need to let me know.
Also, this blog will stay public for a couple weeks....please let me know by September 22...the first day of Autumn.