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Friday, 27 November 2015

Blog Author Vs. Blog Administrator - (Revised)

This is an Updated Post from Dec. 2009.

A blog's Team-membership Status , is either Author, or Administrator, and/or, of course, that of Invited Reader, (on a Private blog).

Basically, there are two roles to operate a blog:-

1) Author - an Author can Create Posts, Edit those Posts which he/she created, on the blog. That's all.

2) Administrator - an Administrator, or 'Admin' can Add, or Remove, other Administrators, and Authors, change the blog's Settings, or Template, and Edit, or Delete Posts, made by other Authors, or Administrators. He/she is the 'BOSS of the BLOG'. They have total control of the blog.

By Default, your blog is Public - anyone can view it. The alternative is to make it Private, and select those people who have access to it, either to contribute by authorship, just for viewing purposes. The latter are referred to as 'Blog Readers'.

There are three (3) choices for you to make, as an 'Admin', when considering access to your blog:-

Whether to make your blog ...

1) Public - anyone can see the Blog and Posts.

2) Private - Only blog authors - Your blog is restricted so that only blog authors can read it. Other visitors to this blog will NOT be able to read any posts. They will get a message stating that this is a private blog. Or,...

3) Private - Only these readers - You can restrict your blog to only Readers you choose. However, these readers will need to log in before reading your blog, adding an extra step. Blogger will save your Readers List for you, so you can switch back at any time.

You control all this by accessing the Settings - Basic screen - PERMISSIONS. At the bottom of that screen, are your choices and a list of those people you chose. Remember, you can't have a blog with part Public, part Private. It's all, or nothing. These choices also lead to another Blogger phenomenon - The Invitation. You are required to Invite other Team Members to your blog. This is a simple process which is often complicated, either through fault, or design.

Happy Blogging !


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