Feeling Insecure

closePlease note: This post was published over a year ago, so please be aware that its content may not be quite so accurate anymore. Also, the format of the site has changed since it was published, so please excuse any formatting issues.

Everyone who reads this blog knows that I’m pretty open about most of the details of my life. I don’t mind if friends, family members, coworkers, or even complete strangers read my blog, because if I have anything I don’t want them to know about, I simply won’t write about it.

There are, however, people who want to share their thoughts with a select group of people and not the world at large. There’s nothing wrong with this, and I’m not trying to imply that these people have anything to hide – they simply don’t want their thoughts, feelings, and lives out there for all the world to see.

For those who choose to keep their cards close to their vests, Blogger has a setting that allows you to restrict access to your blog to a list of people that you invite. This seems like a great idea, and overall it is, except for one little problem: oysters.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Thomas, why are oysters problematic for restricted access blogs on Blogger?”

The answer is quite simple: that photo of oysters that I linked to is from a restricted access blog. I can easily imagine a number of different reasons why authors of restricted access blogs would want their images to also have restricted access, and yet Blogger freely allows access to them.

How many authors of restricted access blogs know about this? I’m going to go with fewer than 1%. Doesn’t this seem like something that Blogger should change?

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  1. I will have to admit it has been awhile since I visited. Do not blog nearly as much as I use to. I like the changes. Thanks for the heads up on the member only blogs. I haven’t updated mine for several months and have not posted a pic but I didn’t know you could link to them.

    I will drop you an email soon

  2. So I should quit posting the naked pics?

  3. Never stop posting the naked pics. -)

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