I had a very in-depth conversation this week with a friend who blogs.  I didn't even know she had a blog until we had this conversation, but she's had it for almost 2 years, and I consider us pretty close friends.  Anywho, back to the point.  This friend, whom we shall call "Tracy" for the moment, recently had a falling out with another friend, whom we shall call "Carla."  (I do not know Carla, so I only know what's been filtered down to me.)  About 2 months ago, Tracy installed one of those nifty IP trackers on her blog because while very few people besides herself ever read her blog, lately, she started getting weird E-mails and comments.  After tracking IP addresses for about a week, she got the bright idea (from yours truly) to cross-reference the offending commenter's IP address with her IP tracker.  Lo and behold!  It's Carla!  Here's where we need your help…

I say she shouldn't password protect her site (her family reads her blog and they're not technically savvy, nor patient) because it is just that – HER site.  If Carla really doesn't care about her, she shouldn't be interested in her life, and she should leave Tracy the hell alone.  If Carla doesn't want to be a part of her life, she doesn't get to keep up with her via her blog. 

She says that it's public, so she feels like she can't E-mail or call Carla and ask her to stop reading her blog, but also knows that if she adds the password, her family won't read any more.  While she doesn't blog for her family, it's one of the best ways for them to "keep up" with her while she attends college out of state…

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