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Private Blogs Have A Downside

The helpers in Blogger Help Group advise bloggers about a variety of problems
My archives are only visible below my posts. Help!
or
Internet Explorer won't load my blog - it aborts before the blog finishes.
or
I can't see all of the posts in my blog. Where did my posts go?

In a few cases, a helper may be able to view the blog, and offer a diagnosis, like
Remove this picture from your sidebar.
or
Remove this script that you just added.
or maybe
Your posts are in the published blog - is your problem maybe with the "Edit Posts" list?
and sometimes, can provide instant relief from unnecessary anxiety.

But these diagnoses generally come about after the blog is examined by the helpers. And you can't provide such assistance, when the blog can't be viewed.

This is what most would be helpers will see, with a private blog.



With a private blog, we can only offer descriptions of the possible problems, and the blogger with access to the blog has to examine it and provide the diagnosis. This can make a one day task take a week, or longer, to be resolved.

This represents one, of several, disadvantages of private blogs.

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