In most respects, working with a private blog is very similar to working with a public blog. You add entries in exactly the same way, you have the same choice of simple or custom design, and readers can submit comments if comments are allowed. There are two key considerations:
You can add readers to a private blog when:
In all cases a form appears that allows you either to add readers individually or to select them from your address book. You can choose readers from the address book one at a time, or you can select them all.
Once readers have been selected, they are notified of your blog and its URL.
Changing back and forth from public to private
To change back and forth from a public to a private blog:
When you switch from private to public, your readers are notified of the change. When you switch from public to private, readers who have not been selected as private blog users will notified that they do not have access to the blog.
If you decide to take a blog back from public to private, you are able to use your existing list of readers, and also to add to it as you see fit.